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A New Wonder of the World

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Check out this video from metacafe of an amazing piece of architecture….an ant hill! After pouring a ton of cement into the ground (actually – make that ten tons) to take to the shape of all the tunnels, a team removed about 40 tons of soil to reach the ant hill. The underground network is an intense system of main tunnels and branching side routes with short connections to decrease circulation time. The planning, as the video states, is so cohesive that it seems to have been designed by an architect. It is phenomenal that thousands of ants could design and construct this system that extends over 50 sqm and 8 meters down. It makes you wonder what other architectural masterpieces are hidden from view…

If you like this, be sure to check out The Truffle, another natural creation, yet this one is man made.

Cite:Karen Cilento. "A New Wonder of the World" 28 Jul 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/70843/a-new-wonder-of-the-world/>