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The annual New York Botanical Garden Holiday Train Show, which opens today, is one of the city’s most popular holiday wonders, and a rare one that delights both long-time locals and visitors. There are over 175 New York City landmarks created from barks, leaves, and other plant-based materials, with model trains running through the miniature wonderland located inside the stunning Enid A. Haupt Conservatory. There are always a few new buildings added and this year, there’s a focus on Lower Manhattan, the birthplace of New York City. Look out for new replicas One World Trade Center, the historic Battery Maritime Building in Lower Manhattan (the ferry terminal that takes you to Governors Island), the Woolworth Building, the World Trade Center Oculus, the Battery Park Control House, and the Terminal Warehouse.

You’ll also find a new introductory video that has interviews with the staff of Applied Imagination, the botanical engineering firm that designs and builds the Holiday Train Show’s structures.

The Battery Maritime Building. Photo via New York Botanical Garden.

A ferry. Photo via New York Botanical Garden

Brooklyn Bridge, with World Trade Center in the distance with Battery Maritime Building, ferries, Statue of Liberty. Photo via New York Botanical Garden

Closeup of World Trade Center with Woolworth Building. Photo via New York Botanical Garden

City Hall, Empire State Building, Chrysler Building, St. Bartholomew’s Church. Photo via New York Botanical Garden

Photo via New York Botanical Garden

Rockefeller Center with angels. Photo via New York Botanical Garden

Photo via New York Botanical Garden

Next, check out the Top 10 Secrets of the New York Botanical Garden.

 

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