A SHORT INDIAN GLOSSARY: SKY MIRROR
Remember the Bean? Formally knownas the Cloud Gate, Anish Kapoor’s mirror-like sculpture reflecting the cityskyline is a fixture in Chicago’s Millennium Park, drawing swarms of visitors.Now Dallas has its own Anish Kapoor sculpture, thanks to the owners of theDallas Cowboys. Called the Sky Mirror, the $10 million dome-like sculpturegraces the entrance of the AT&T stadium, where it reflects not just theLone Star State’s vast sky but also the fans walking in. The same sculpturemade an appearance at New York’s Rockefeller Center some years ago.
The Joneses of the Dallas Cowboysbought the Cloud Gate for their art collection and spent a few more millions ofdollars to install the 23-ton sculpture, whose massive concave steelstructure—which, like the Bean, acts as a giant funhouse mirror—has a diameterof 35 feet. When there’s daylight, the Sky Mirror is a glimmering orb of light,not unlike the Bean.
In case the localTexans are looking for a matching nickname for the Sky Mirror, how aboutdubbing it the Beam—or maybe the Pod?
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