Not everything is as one-of-a-kind as its made out to be. Case in point: the design formerly known as Cloud Gate, commonly known as The Bean, in Chicago’s Millennium Park. The piece is among the most Instagrammed spots in the city. A unique and definitive feature, right?
Not so much, as it turns out. The designer behind The Bean, Anish Kapoor, made a similar sculpture which has found a home down in Texas. The Cloud Column was unveiled in Houston’s Museum District on Monday. At 21,000 pounds, the giant piece of art appears to be a representation of the city’s notoriety for space-based fanfare — and while certainly as reflective and photogenic as Chicago’s Bean, Houston’s version stands upright and resembles, as Meagan Flynn described it in the Washington Post, “the alien spaceship from the movie Arrival.”