Fountains and water wheels “Hudson River Park”

Playground on Pier 84, part of Hudson River Park

Designed by landscape architects MKW and Assoc., is based on the idea of hydro engineering as play. Kids get to pump water, and then direct the flow of the water they pump in interesting ways.

Source of info: http://futuremeasures.blogspot.com/2010/10/water-themed-playground-in-manhattan.html

Very creative indeed…

Photos by: Vidal’s NYC

 

Hudson River Park Bottle…

All photos by: Vidal’s NYC

Created by artist Malcolm Cochran, Private Passage is  a distinctive sculpture consisting of a 30’ x 8’6” wine bottle          resting on its side, within which is a representation of an interior stateroom from the ocean liner, Queen Mary.

The exterior of the bottle is fabricated of bronze and zinc with a traditional green patina.

Source of info: http://www.hudsonriverpark.org/education/private_passage.asp

The bronze statue of Togo was designed by Shelly Smith-Curtiss LES NYC

The bronze statue of Togo was designed by Shelly Smith-Curtiss

Togo (October 1913 – December 5, 1929) was the sled dog who led Leonhard Seppala and his dog sled team as they covered the longest distance in the 1925 relay of diphtheria antitoxin from Anchorage to Nome, Alaska, to combat an outbreak of the disease. The run is commemorated by the annual Iditarod dog sled race

Togo was a Siberian Husky, his coat was black, brown, and gray, and he weighed about 48 pounds (22 kg). Seppala’s lead dog during the 1914 All-Alaska Sweepstakes, and was a precocious leader. At the time of the serum run Togo was twelve years old.

I’d say a remarkable dog…