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Sandy Remix tree house is open at the BBG (slide show)

The Sandy Remix tree house, made from Brooklyn Botanic Garden trees felled by Hurricane Sandy, is now inviting visitors big and small inside.

  • Photograph: Sophia Pantel

    Sandy Remix at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden

    Kids looking at Sandy Remix at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden

  • Photograph:Carolyn Voagen Nelson, Courtesy Brooklyn Botanic Garden

    Sandy Remix at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden

    Tree house designer Roderick Romero in Sandy Remix stairway

  • Photograph: Courtesy Brooklyn Botanic Garden

    Sandy Remix at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden

    Sandy Remix at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden

  • Photograph: Courtesy Brooklyn Botanic Garden

    Sandy Remix at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden

    Sandy Remix, Brooklyn Botanic Garden

  • Courtesy the Brooklyn Botanic Garden

    Sandy Remix at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden

    Visitors climbing the stairs of Sandy Remix at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson courtesy Brooklyn Botanic Garden

    Sandy Remix at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden

    Sandy Remix at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden

  • Photograph: Courtesy Brooklyn Botanic Garden

    Sandy Remix at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden

    Sandy Remix at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden

  • Photograph: Courtesy Brookllyn Botanic Garden

    Sandy Remix at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden

    Sandy Remix during installation at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Photograph: Sophia Pantel

Sandy Remix at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Kids looking at Sandy Remix at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden


In an installation that is equal parts artful and interactive, tree house designer Roderick Romero's Sandy Remix at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden is now open to visitors. The creation is made entirely from BBG trees that were felled by Hurricanes Sandy and Irene (plus woody material used in last summer's arty installation, Natural History) and the metal screws holding it together. The work features more than 12 different kinds of trees, such as Japanese flowering cherry, black walnut and Persian ironwood, twisting upward in a spiral shape to reference the storms that caused such damage in the region in 2011 and 2012. The 200-square-foot, open-air interior will host tree-house-inspired kids' programming, including this weekend and next's Discovery Walkabout for Families: Animal Architects (Sat 13, 20 at 2pm, Sun 14, 21 at 11am); the tour of animal habitats will end at the BBG's nestlike newcomer.
The Sandy Remix installation will be on view for 18 months or more; an end date has not yet been set.


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