For architecture lovers…
Since March 15th, 2019, Vessel has been a structure and visitor attraction built as part of the Hudson Yards Redevelopment Project in Manhattan, New York City. This interactive artwork was imagined by British designer, Thomas Heatherwick and Heatherwick Studio: a place where people can enjoy new perspectives of the city at different heights, angles and vantage points. Comprised of 154 intricately interconnecting flights of stairs, almost 2,500 individual steps and 80 landings.
“We’ve never designed anything like this before, and we’ll probably never design anything like it again,” said Heatherwick Studio group leader and partner Stuart Wood.
“People often ask us, what is this for? Is it a viewing platform? Where are you looking to?” he told journalists ahead of a tour. “It’s not a building, it’s not a sculpture, it’s not an artwork, and yet it has scale and relevance to all of those typologies… In a way, we’re thinking of this as a piece of furniture. Its ongoing use will evolve, quite naturally.”
If you visit the Vessel, get ready for a nice little hike! It was a good workout walking upand the view was amazing!! Get your free tickets online a week or 2 weeks ahead before your visit and you can select the time you’d like to go.
By Justine Duclaux