Holiday Train Show

Now in its twenty-third year, the Holiday Train Show at the New York Botanical Garden is a holiday tradition among many in the city. Over 150 architectural icons are on display in the Haupt Conservatory, with model trains running on tracks that weave their way through the model structures rendered in natural materials. Paul Busse and his team at Applied Imagination have created each of the landmarks for the show. They have designed train exhibitions for gardens across the country, including Chicago, Las Vegas, New Orleans, and Washington, D.C. The Holiday Train Show will run through January 19, 2015.

Haupt Conservatory at the New York Botanical Garden.

Haupt Conservatory, 1902.

Brooklyn Bridge, 1883.

Manhattan skyscrapers.

Detail of Grand Central Terminal, 1913.

Penn Station, 1910 (demolished, 1963).

Park Avenue Armory, 1880.

Detail of Park Avenue Armory.

Guggenheim Museum, 1959.

TWA Terminal at JFK Airport, 1962.

TWA Terminal at JFK Airport, 1962.

Yankee Stadium, 1923 (demolished, 2010).

Rose Center for Earth and Space, The American Museum of Natural History, 2000.

Macy's department store, 1902.