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New Brooklyn Botanic Garden Exhibit Is Made Of Trees Knocked Down By Sandy

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NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) — A work of art has come from the rubble left by Superstorm Sandy. It’s part of an exhibit at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, a giant bird’s nest made from more than one-hundred trees that were toppled during the storm.

The Garden commissioned a tree house architect to sculpt over a dozen different types of trees into the ‘Sandy Remix’.

“People really seem happy and engaged, and it doesn’t need a lot of explanation. It pops up and I think people are enjoying finding it,” Kathryn Glass, V.P. of Public Engagement for the Garden told CBS 2’s Amy Dardashtian.

The exhibit has a special appeal to kids, and it’s safe enough for them to explore.

“A big part of what I did was sand edges that would be in contact with little fingers,” said Brooklyn Resident Kevin Murphy.

The entire space is about 200-square feet and the Garden will be holding workshops to teach children about nesting and how to re-purpose different types of wood.

Even adults were awestruck by the project.

“It’s just amazing to see them take the rubble and remains of something and make something like this,” said Ryan Williams.

The tree house was designed by architect Roderick Romero, it took three weeks to build.

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