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Hey, HIVE Is Now Open at the National Building Museum

WHAT: The National Building Museum’s latest Summer Block Party installation – “Hive” – in Washington, DC is now open to the public! Designed by Studio Gang, Hive is built entirely of more than 2,700 wound paper tubes featuring a reflective silver exterior and a vivid magenta interior, and reaches a height of 60 feet. Work Zone Cam teamed up with the Museum for the 4th consecutive year to document construction with its HD webcam and created a time-lapse movie of the entire process.

WHY: Hive’s form recalls other built and natural structures such as the Gateway Arch in St. Louis and the curvature of a spider’s web. Visitors to the installation will have the opportunity to explore how a structure can modify and reflect sound, light, scale and human interaction. Some of the smaller chambers will even have small instruments, including drums and chimes, that visitors can interact with.

“We are delighted to continue sharing our Summer Block Party with audiences from all over the world via Work Zone Cam,” said Chase Rynd, executive director of the National Building Museum. “The time lapse showcases the engineering and construction ingenuity that goes into building Hive, and that process is something we’re always excited to share.”

HOW: See construction progress for Hive with Work Zone Cam’s newest time-lapse movie. Travel to DC with Work Zone Cam’s construction camera at the National Building Museum and watch as visitors explore the unique exhibit!



Want to see the Museum’s past Summer Block Party installations? Watch and share Work Zone Cam’s time-lapses of ICEBERGS, The BEACH and The BIG Maze.


Courtesy of Work Zone Cam


Founded by webcam specialists, Work Zone Cam provides a professional, reliable and easy to use time-lapse camera solution. Backed by award-winning technology that is licensed from EarthCam – the industry leader, Work Zone Cam systems are wireless, all-weather digital SLR cameras that are ideal for documenting projects and producing HD quality time-lapse movies. With applications in the construction, retail, healthcare, education and design-build industries, the rugged construction camera is designed for extended outdoor use.

Some of the projects documented by Work Zone Cam include: Orlando Citrus Bowl, Grace Farms, Chicago O’Hare Modernization Program, Edward Andrews Homes, Petersen Automotive Museum, Provo City Center Temple, T-Mobile Arena and ICEBERGS, The BIG Maze & The BEACH at the National Building Museum.


Photo by Tim-Schenck

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