Botany and Physics meet at the NYBG
Every year since 1992 the New York Botanical Garden puts on the Holiday Train Show that features model trains and trolleys winding their way though New York area landmarks. The models, handmade by Paul Busse and his group from Applied Imagination, are constructed from sticks, bark, stems, and seeds among other natural materials. We have visited this evolving seasonal exhibit for years and are always pleasantly surprised, minus the crowds of course (they get smaller ounce you get past the beginning).
The bridges zigzag throughout the entire exhibit and are very sturdy and well built. An engineering marvel put together with twigs and such. Other models show intricate craftsmanship and authenticity as the models represent what original building looked like when first constructed.