Last week, I was lucky enough to enjoy the early spring weather in one of America’s greatest cities - Chicago. In good weather, Chicago is a terrific walking city and one of my favorite places to take a stroll is Millennium Park. In addition to an ice skating rink and a Gehry-designed outdoor performing arts venue, the park is conveniently home to one of the city’s most spectacular attractions – the Cloud Gate sculpture. Designed by Indian-born British artist Anish Kapoor and dedicated by Mayor Richard Daley on May 15, 2006, the gleaming sculpture is often referred to as “The Bean” because of its familiar shape. The highly-polished structure is made up of 168 stainless steel plates welded together so perfectly that there are no visible seems. Said to have been inspired by liquid mercury, its surface reflects and distorts both curious visitors and the city’s skyline.