I think this is part of the public mooring on the Hudson River...?
This is a float bridge that was used to transfer freight cars from waterside rail yards to barges called car floats. Once on the car floats, they were then taken out to ships or to rail lines in New Jersey that connected with the rest of the country.
dear hudson river; could you be any more stereotypically you? (that's a bra.)
Pier D was first constructed in the 1880s by the New York Central Railroad as part of a series of waterfront structures designed to offload cargo from ships and barges into the Central's West 60th Street Yard. Originally built entirely of wood, the pier burned in 1922 and was replaced with a steel-framed structure.
Most of the cargo entering the yard was foodstuffs including grains, milk and vegetables and the yard was known as the "Lifeline of the City."
One of several salt storage facilities around the city.
I don't have much information on this large public art piece other than it is essentially a modern apartment made of stainless steel and glass inside a large bottle-shaped structure.
loving the juxtaposition ^&v