Wednesday, April 17, 2019

The Vessel, a honeycomb shaped structure that will be a great tourist destination at Hudson Yards in New York City

I took a stroll at the high-line in NYC yesterday and noticed that the Vessel was open to the public

The Vessel is a  copper-colored steel structure comprises 54 interconnecting flights of stairs, 2,500 steps, and 80 landings, it was designed by Heatherwick Studio's. The Vessel rises to a height of 150 ft (45 m) offering views of the city and the Hudson River.

Here is what it looks like

The Vessel From a distance

Here it is on the map, it's right at the end/start of the highline and also just a block or so from the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. I think a lot of visitors to the Jacob Javits Center will stop by

The first thing you will notice is how shiny the Vessel is... in place when the sun hits's like hitting a mirror. I wonder how soon before it turns green because of oxidation. I wouldn't want to be the person who has to polish this copper behemoth

Shiny vessel

The second thing you need to know is that you can't go inside the Vessel without a ticket. Tickets are free, I picked one up in front of the Vessel near the building right in front of it. I did have to wait 30 minutes to get in, the tickets are only valid for 1 hour

The third thing you will notice once you enter the Vessel is a blue light and a crowd of people near it

You will see something like this

  Selfies at the Vessel

Or something like this

  Taking selfies at the vessel

That spot with the blue light is the selfie station, you put your phone down in the middle, then you stand there while a selfie is taken

I decided not to do that since I don't take selfies, but here is the view from the bottom when you take a normal shot

Looking Up From The Vessel

Here you can see all the stairs, it's nice to walk all over the structure, you get nice views of the city.

  The Vessel

If for some reason, you can't take the stairs, there is an elevator as well. The thing you see in the middle in the pic below is where the elevator travels

Here is a pic I took of people on the top of the Vessel, it was very windy yesterday, I stayed on the one below the top

On top of the Vessel

I took a picture of these path trains

  Trains as seen from the Vessel

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