Vessel

Monday, June 24, 2019

It’s just Vessel. There is no article, like iPhone.

16 stories.
2,500 steps.
80 landings.

I have no idea what the structure means, but it was incredibly fun to explore the Escher-esque steps of this new landmark in Hudson Yards. It also activated a little bit of acrophobia… Going up 12 stories was more than enough for me, but every view was a treat, even with shaky knees.

Also a solid backdrop for selfies.

Looking up at Vessel upon entry.

A view of The Shed, a cultural and performing arts center next to the Vessel. It has a retractable shell that moves the enclosure to open up the space to the outdoors. It reminds me of the of the Sandcrawler from Star Wars with huge wheels along the base.

This photo isn’t that interesting, but just imagine how different this entire area will look in another few years. It has already transformed so very much.