Thursday, July 3, 2014

Get Lost this Summer at the BIG Maze

The National Building Museum, in partnership with BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group, is creating a never-before-seen large-scale maze this summer! The 18 foot high and 60x60 foot wide maze will have its grand opening on July 4. Besides viewing the maze from the ground floor, visitors can also get an unexpected aerial perspective from the second and third floor balconies of the museum.

Bjarke Ingels said of his maze: "The concept is simple: as you travel deeper into a maze, your path typically becomes more convoluted. What if we invert this scenario and create a maze that brings clarity and visual understanding upon reaching the heart of the labyrinth?" From outside, the maze's cube-like form hides the final reveal. On the inside, the walls slowly descend towards the center which concludes with a grand reveal—a 360 degree understanding of your path in and how to escape.

The BIG Maze will be open Monday through Saturday, 10 am–5 pm, and Sunday, 11 am–5 pm, July 4 through September 1. Tickets will only be available in person, on a first-come, first-served basis. To find out more information, check out the National Building Museum website.

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