PHOTOS: See inside Hudson Yards’ climbable ‘Vessel’

March 18, 2019

The long-awaited Hudson Yards development opened on Friday and with it, the centerpiece of the 28-acre project: a 150-foot-tall climbable public art piece, known as “Vessel.” Designed by Thomas Heatherwick, the impressive bronzed steel-and-concrete structure offers visitors a one-mile vertical climbing experience through 154 interconnected flights of stairs and 2,500 individual steps. On Friday, 6sqft joined the first group of people to ever climb the honeycomb-shaped sculpture. Ahead, get up close to the intricately-designed Vessel and learn how to reserve tickets to climb it.

British designer of the Vessel, Thomas Heatherwick, admires his work

The sculpture will be open every day from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., weather permitting. Climbing the installation is free, although tickets must be reserved in advance, as only 1,000 people are allowed on it at a time. Reserve them here.

Every morning at 8 a.m. additional same-day tickets are made available online, as well as tickets for an additional day, according to the website. But those who do not have a reservation can try their luck and be given a time slot at the site of the Vessel, if available.


All photos taken by James and Karla Murray exclusively for 6sqft. Photos are not to be reproduced without written permission from 6sqft.

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