At the southern entrance to Hudson River Park at W55th and 12th Avenue sits an incredible work of art by Malcolm Cochran commissioned as part of the development of the Hudson River Park. Private Passage is a wine bottle resting on its side and measures 30′ long x 8’6″ diameter, within which is an interpretation of a stateroom based loosely on photographs of the ocean liner R.M.S. Queen Mary.
The exterior of the bottle is fabricated steel, surfaced with thermal spray zinc and bronze and finished with a traditional green patina. The interior of the bottle is fashioned from stainless steel in a monochromatic scheme evoking the look of a platinum print or black and white film still. Visitors are able to view the interior through a number of portholes along the sides, top and bottom of the bottle.
You also have nice views of the Empire State Building from the park and Pier 96 sits right on the shoreline.