Beehive, Wellington

Beehive, Wellington

After the scottish architect Sir Basil Spence provided the original conceptual design of the Beehive in 1964, it was built in stages between 1969 and 1979. The Beehive is the common name for the Executive Wing of the New Zealand Parliament Buildings. The building is ten stories (72 m) high and has four floors below street level. The core of the entrance foyer is decorated with marble floors, stainless steel mesh wall panels, and a translucent glass ceiling. The Beehive's brown roof is made from 20 tonnes of hand-welded and seamed copper. It has developed a naturally weathered appearance. The building is extensively decorated with New Zealand art. On the inner wall of the Banquet Hall is a large mural by John Drawbridge portraying the atmosphere and the sky over New Zealand.
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Sight Name: Beehive
Sight Location: Wellington, New Zealand (See walking tours in Wellington)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark

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