Big Maze

I went with some friends to see the Big Maze at the National Building Museum this weekend. The maze is giant, square, wood and plywood structure that is highest at the outer corners, about 18 feet. The walls then slope downward towards the center. Like any good maze, there are all these twists, turns, and dead ends. There is one incredibly long dead end, but most of the turns are much shorter. The maze also has an incredible effect of turning everyone, ok me, into a five year old upon entering. It is really fun to go through it.

The structure is also interesting as placed inside the museum. The museum’s structure is what I would call a classical, somewhat Roman design. It kind of felt like the maze was in the Coliseum, and Roman spectators should be standing on the second and third floor watching gladiators go through the maze. Perhaps I just have a weird imagination.

View from 3rd floor

View from 3rd floor

View from 3rd floor

View from 3rd floor

View from 2nd floor

View from 2nd floor

View from 2nd floor

View from 2nd floor

Maze pattern as seen from above

Maze pattern as seen from above

Maze pattern as seen from above

Maze pattern as seen from above

View from middle of maze

View from middle of maze

3 Replies to “Big Maze”

  1. I enjoy your blog, but have trouble reading it. The pictures at the top of the left frame are different heights, and as a result the text bobs up and down as the pictures cycle. It would be nice if you could change the design to fix this.

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