We visited the US Botanic Garden’s annual “Season’s Greenings” display titled “Roadside Attractions” featuring plant-based recreations of iconic sights from across the United States, with G gauge model trains chugging around, below, through and above the displays.
The World’s Largest Baseball Bat, made of hollow carbon steel, is 120 feet tall and weighs 34 tons. It is a replica of the bat that baseball legend Babe Ruth used during the 1920s. The giant bat is taller than the five-story building on which it rests, the Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory, and serves as a plumbing vent for the bathrooms. The Louisville Slugger has been in production since 1884 and is America’s most famous type of baseball bat. Approximately half of pro bats are made from northern white ash and the other half from maple. In the past, hickory was also a popular wood for bats, but it is considered too heavy to meet the demands of today’s players.
Building materials: bat, driftwood; façade, grout; upper trim, shagbark hickory, cork, pear pods, cedrela; lower trim, birch sticks, winged euonymus, eucalyptus pods, hickory hull, willow; sidewalk, sea grape leaves
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