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The National Building Museum present a new, interactive installation designed by Studio Gang, an architecture and urban design practice based in Chicago and New York. Hive is the latest in the Museums imaginative Summer Block Party series of temporary structures inside its historic Great Hall. Complemented by a full schedule of concerts, tours, talks, and programs, Hive will be open to the public July 6September 4, 2017.
Soaring to the uppermost reaches of the Museum, Hive is built entirely of more than 2,700 wound paper tubes, a construction material that is recyclable, lightweight, and renewable. The tubes vary in size from several inches to 10 feet high and interlock to create three dynamic interconnected, domed chambers. Reaching 60 feet tall, the installations tallest dome features an oculus over 10 feet in diameter. The tubes feature a reflective silver exterior and vivid magenta interior, creating a spectacular visual contrast with the Museums historic nineteenth-century interior and colossal Corinthian columns.