Hive exhibit opens in Washington, D.C. (11 images)

Designed by Studio Gang, the Hive exhibit at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., is a series of structures made from more than 2,700 wound paper tubes.

The exhibit, found in the Great Hall of the museum, runs through Sept. 4, 2017.
Updated: Aug. 11, 2017 at 11:11 AM
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The paper tubes that comprise the works vary in height from just a few inches to up to 10 feet. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI
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The 60-foot high installation is constructed out of 2,700 wound paper tubes. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI
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The collection of tubes are interconnected to create three domed chambers. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI
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The installation's tallest dome has an oculus more than 10 feet in diameter. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI
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The museum invites attendees to interact with each structure to see how they each reflect sound and light. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI
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The smaller structures have a variety of tubular instruments suspended within so visitors can experiment with acoustics. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI
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Design studio, Studio Gang, was founded by Jeanne Gang, a 2011 MacArthur Fellowship recipient. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI
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