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Top 5 Most Iconic Landmarks in the US

While we usually think of celebrities as people, there are places are so recognizable they’ve earned their own special category of fame. More than just a skyline, building or architectural marvel, these iconic landmarks represent an entire city, a mindset and an idea of greatness.


The Bean

The symbol of downtown Chicago, “the bean,” officially known as Cloud Gate, sits in the heart of Millennium Park between the Loop and the lakefront. Reflective and distorting of the city skyline, its special mirror properties make it a favorite photo spot. Designed by British artist Anish Kapoor, it was inspired by liquid mercury.

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