CHICAGO (NEWsnet/AP) — One of Chicago’s most popular tourist attractions, known as “The Bean,” reopened Sunday, after nearly a year of renovation.

Construction started in August 2023, and fencing around the sculpture limited access to visitors.

The work on the plaza surrounding the sculpture included new stairs, accessible ramps and a waterproofing system, according to Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.

The bean-shaped sculpture, created by Anish Kapoor, is formally titled “Cloud Gate” and weighs 110 tons.

It’s a busy tourist hub near Michigan Avenue, especially for selfies, with its reflective surface inspired by liquid mercury.

Views of skyscrapers and crowds are reflected on the Millennium Park sculpture.

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