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Now that all of the major department stores have revealed their holiday windows, it's time to examine them in more detail. For the next couple weeks, we'll be running galleries of key holiday displays across the city. Then, we'll hold a vote to determine the greatest Christmas windows of 2011.
It's not easy to shoot the holiday windows at Macy's; our photographer had to go in the wee hours of the morning to avoid the throngs of tourists. This year, the windows really earn all the fuss. Designer Paul Olszewski was inspired by the Make a Wish Foundation to create a fantasy steampunk universe where wishes are granted in a magical factory. In one window, two white-clad mannequin scientists collect the world's wishes in beakers. In another, they frolic among factory machines. Take a look above.
· Holiday Windows: Macy's "Make-a-Wish" Display [ThreadNY]
· All holiday window coverage [Racked NY]