There are many architecturally exciting spots in New York City. The basics include Empire
State Building, Chrysler Building, and One World Trade Center. But there is another
monument that is different and we at New York Art Life recommend you take a look at it
next time you’re in Hudson Yards.
The Vessel is one of the greatest architectural additions to the city. The layered vessel monument
is currently temporarily closed, but visitors can enjoy the ground-level base without any
reservations. It is open to the public Monday through Saturday 10 am-8 pm, and Sunday
11 am-7 pm. This immersive design was Thomas Heather wick’s creation. He imagined it as a
way people could see the city from new and various viewpoints, understanding and
perceiving their city from different heights and points, creating a whole new experience.
There are many stairs that connect different parts of the Vessel to each other. It
overlooks the city and Hudson River, and the buildings nearby. The monument is made of
approximately 2,500 steps and eighty landings. The exterior of the Vessel monument has a rose-gold
color to it, saturating it more and more with sunlight. It is definitely one of the most exciting
experiences of architecture right now.
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