Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Incredible pictures show the 150ft 'vessel' sculpture in the center of New York's new $25BILLION shopping complex - that takes 2,500 steps to reach the top

A colossal sculpture that will give people more than 150 interconnected stairways to climb is opening to the public as part of New York City's Hudson Yards development.
Vessel is a metal structure shaped like the bowl of a wine glass that will open on Friday as part of the first phase of the project on Manhattan's west side.
Vessel was created by British designer Thomas Heatherwick. The latticed network of stairs and platforms rises 150 feet high and includes almost 2,500 steps.
The impressive sculpture is comprised of 154 intricately interconnecting flights of stairs with nearly one mile of vertical climb above the Public Square and Gardens and promises to offer remarkable views of the city.
The $25 billion Hudson Yards development is in progress and includes a hotel, a school, a retail mall, restaurants, public plazas and a skyscraper taller than the Empire State Building.
Phase one of the project, which will cost about $25 billion dollars to complete,  is to open on Friday. Four towers, including residential, commercial, and retail space, aswell as the Vessel will be unveiled for the first time. 
Hudson Yards is the largest private real estate development in the United States, spanning 28 acres and accommodating upward of 18 million square feet of commercial, retail, and residential space. 
It will be anchored by a public plaza with Heatherwick’s impressive and imposing sculpture as its centerpiece.
Since 2001, the City of New York, Metropolitan Transportation Authority, and the State of New York have collaborated on planning initiatives to transform the Hudson Yards area into a vibrant, pedestrian-friendly, and mixed-use district.
The site of Hudson Yards, which is roughly bounded by 10th and 11th avenues, was home to one of New York’s first freight lines, the Hudson River Railroad, whose tracks were laid in the late 1840s. 
After decades of use for shipping cargo up and down the island of Manhattan, ownership of the rail line and its yards ended up in the hands of Amtrak, New Jersey Transit, and the Metro-North Railroad.
The concept for the team at Hudson Yards was to create a space where New Yorkers can work, live and socialize in the lap of luxury, but at a hefty price tag.  
This photo taken with a drone shows 'Vessel,'  a 150-foot-tall structure of climbable interlocking staircases, that is the center point of the $25 billion Hudson Yards Redevelopment in New York
This photo taken with a drone shows 'Vessel,'  a 150-foot-tall structure of climbable interlocking staircases, that is the center point of the $25 billion Hudson Yards Redevelopment in New York
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The imposing structure (pictured) designed by Thomas Heatherwick opens to the public on Friday and is a site for sore eyes
The imposing structure (pictured) designed by Thomas Heatherwick opens to the public on Friday and is a site for sore eyes 
Vessel is shaped like the bowl of a wine glass and will open as part of the first phase of the project on Manhattan's west side
 Vessel is shaped like the bowl of a wine glass and will open as part of the first phase of the project on Manhattan's west side
Hudson Yards will eventually hold 14 acres of public space, anchored by a public plaza, retail outlets, commercial development and residential housing
Hudson Yards will eventually hold 14 acres of public space, anchored by a public plaza, retail outlets, commercial development and residential housing 
The concept for the team at Hudson Yards was to create a space where New Yorkers can work, live and socialize, all in the lap of luxury, but with a hefty price tag
 The concept for the team at Hudson Yards was to create a space where New Yorkers can work, live and socialize, all in the lap of luxury, but with a hefty price tag
Workers walk along the 'Vessel' in the Hudson Yards development on the West Side of Midtown Manhattan on Tuesday
Workers walk along the 'Vessel' in the Hudson Yards development on the West Side of Midtown Manhattan on Tuesday 
Phase one of the Hudson Yards real-estate development project, which will cost about $25 billion dollars, will open on Friday
Phase one of the Hudson Yards real-estate development project, which will cost about $25 billion dollars, will open on Friday

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