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Monday, December 25, 2023

Vessel NYC - Staircase at hudson yards

  Rajesh Kumar Rana       Monday, December 25, 2023


The Vessel at Hudson Yards

The Vessel, NYC

A new attraction in NYC - the 45-meter observation tower Vessel. Inaugurated in May 2019, this stunning state-of-the-art building features incredible buildings, breathtaking views, shops, great restaurants and even a mall. Among the new buildings is the large interactive work The Vessel, one of New York City's newest landmarks.

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About the vessel NYC

The “Vessel”(TKA) is a real work of art, being free and very different from anything you have seen before in New York. Signed by Thomas Heatherwick and with a very exotic design, this building is seen by many as a great reference to Asian urban complexes. To give an idea of ​​the size of this building, about $150 million was spent on it, mostly to build its steel and bronze structure.

Vessel observation deck
Vessel observation deck

Vessel Highlights

Inside of the vessel are 154 spiral and interconnected staircases, as well as 80 platforms and about 2,500 steps. The top of this building has a height of 45 meters, which is not much compared to the tall skyscrapers of New York, but it impresses with its space. In this completely open view, visitors can feel the wind on their faces and on the structure without bars or nets.


It is worth noting that there is a panoramic elevator, which is used by the disabled or small children. The schedule for visiting the vessel staircase must be made free of charge on the official website of this attraction. No agency or website is authorized to sell tickets for this attraction.

The vessel nyc tickets

You can collect entry tickets to the vessel tickets buy them online in advance.

If you get them at the attraction, you will lose about 15 minutes in line at the ticket office, depending on the crowd.

When you buy Vessel tickets in advance, you save yourself the hassle of waiting in line at the ticket office.

Vessel free tickets

A limited number of free same-day tickets are available daily from 9:30 AM at the shops and restaurants at Hudson Yards.

These free tickets are only available during the first hour of operation and on a first-come, first-served basis.

Unless you're on a budget holiday, we don't recommend this because they go off the shelf very quickly. 

History of creation vessel NYC

The history of Vessel construction is similar to a Hollywood plot. After British designer Thomas Heatherwick won the design competition, the developer went to great lengths to keep the design secret. The degree of secrecy was such that a 20-foot fence was erected around a steel plant in northwestern Italy, where the foundation of the structure was being built, so that no one could see what the project would be like. Gradually, parts of it were delivered to the USA.

When the design and purpose of the structure became known, many New Yorkers (and New York publications) were outraged that its cost exceeded $150 million. Some have compared it to a beehive, a rib cage and even a shawarma, while others have called it New York's version of the Eiffel Tower. 

The Heatherwick studio team used stainless steel to cover each level of the structure. This is intended to help create a motion reflection effect above and below each Vessel level, making the process more interactive.

The building, equipped with eighty observation platforms, allows you to enjoy views of the city from completely different angles. The architects want Vessel to become a place of attraction not only for tourists, but also for residents of the city.

How to get to Vessel at Hudson Yards

The vessel is the centerpiece of Hudson Yards, New York, right on the banks of the Hudson River.

You can take metro line 7 to get to 34 St. Hudson Yards. 

The MTA bus lines M34-SBS, M12 and M11 can also take you closer to attractions.

Penn Station bus terminal is just two blocks east between West 31st and 33rd Streets and 7th and 8th Avenues. 

Car parking near vessel 

Indoor parking garage steps from Hudson yards and the highline daily and monthly parking available.

iPark - Hudson Yards Parking
Address: 552 W 30th St, New York, NY 10001, United States

• MPG Parking (MP Hudson)

Valet parking garage located in Hudson yards easy vator access to 30th Street

Address: 545 W 30th St, New York, NY 10001, United States

All of these parking spaces are along West 30th Street between 10th and 11th Avenues.

About the Hudson Yards in New York.

To the west of Manhattan, on the banks of the Hudson River, which gave the name to this attraction, is Hudson Yards, a new complex of real estate in Manhattan. This space has housed numerous apartments, retail outlets, offices and a new look, the latter of which is the main tourist attraction. The Hudson Yards Observation Deck is located at the top of the Hudson Building in New York, which is one of the tallest open-air observatories in the location. As a relatively new attraction that opened in May 2019, it is in high demand with tourists planning to visit New York.

Vessel at hudson yards
Vessel at hudson yards

Vessel Hours

Vessel at Hudson Yards is open Monday through Sunday from 10am to 8pm. 

Last entry one hour before closing.


20 Hudson Yards, New York, NY 10001.

Other Attractions at Hudson Yards

Hudson Yards is the newest area of ​​Manhattan and visitors usually wander around the area before or after boarding the Boat. 

Hudson yards have a lot of things to see and things do.

Edge observation deck 

Edge NYC observation deck is located on the 100th floor of the 30 Hudson Yards building and is the last observation deck in New York after the Empire State Building, Top of the Rock and One World Observatory. 

At 345 meters (1,131 feet), it is the highest outdoor observation deck in the Western Hemisphere.

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High Line Park

The High Line is a 2.4 km (1.5 mi) iconic urban park built on a historic elevated rail line 30 feet above street level.

The High Line runs along the perimeter of Hudson Yards, along the west side of Manhattan. 

The High Line's main entrance is on 30th Street at 10 Hudson Yards and visitors can experience nature, arts programs, performances, niche music shows, exhibitions, and more. 

If you want to explore the High Line, you can choose one of these tours -  Chelsea Market and Highline Tour or High Line and Hudson Yards Walking Tour.

Tickets for the Hudson Yards

Visitors can only buy Vessel Tickets or purchase an The High Line + Vessel Combined Ticket.

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