Thursday, September 15, 2016

A $150 Million Stairway to Nowhere

“Vessel” stands 15 stories, weighs 600 tons and is filled with 2,500 climbable steps. Long under wraps, it is the creation of Thomas Heatherwick, 46, an acclaimed and controversial British designer, and will rise in the mammoth Far West Side development Hudson Yards, anchoring a five-acre plaza and garden that will not open until 2018. Some may see a jungle gym, others a honeycomb.

Interior view of “Vessel,” with 80 viewing landings.
CreditForbes Massie-Heatherwick Studio

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