'Sandy Remix' at Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Artist and treehouse architect Roderick Romero found bird- and storm-influenced inspiration among Hurricane Sandy's ruins. This nest-like structure, designed to capture the swirling essence of a cyclone, was unveiled at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden in 2013. Constructed from trees downed on the garden grounds during the colossal 2012 super storm, it was designed as a wild and whimsical observation perch for visitors. Romero creates other nest designs, including the hanging Miami Pod and the Maple Nest, commissioned by actress Julianne Moore for her New York City home.