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The architectural centerpiece of New York’s glitzy Hudson Yards


20 Hudson Yards, New York, NY 10001
+1 646-954-3100
Mon-Sun 10:00–21:00

The extraordinary centerpiece of Hudson Yards is its spiral staircase, a soaring new landmark meant to be climbed. This interactive design piece was imagined by Thomas Heatherwick and Heatherwick Studio as a focal point where people can enjoy new perspectives of the city and one another from different heights, angles and vantage points.

The open-air structure, which is temporarily nicknamed as “Vessel,” is a maze of 154 crossing stairwells and 80 landings that combine to form a honeycomb-like shape. Although the towering design appears like a sculptural work, the architects behind the project view it more as a piece of furniture than piece of architecture.

FYI: Entering the Vessel is free, but you have to reserve a time slot online. It's open every day from 10:00 to 21:00