The Vessel Is The Most Underrated Thing To Do In NYC
The very first place I ever lived in NYC was across from The Vessel at Hudson Yards. I was living in the dorms for school and there was nothing but an empty lot across the street. I vividly remember it like it was yesterday. Fast forward to today and what was once a desolate lot has transformed into this beautiful and futuristic community. Hudson Yards is now home to The Vessel, a state of the art shopping center, new gorgeous residences, an art museum, peaceful parks, and more. It feels like a whole new futuristic city and I love it, it’s inspiring.
The moment I saw The Vessel, I was in total awe. I had no expectations before going because online it looked kinda cool, but then when I saw how magnificent it is in person, I had no words, just big wide eyes and smiles. I also couldn’t believe that more people hadn’t posted about this place. It deserves more love. It’s so unique, beautiful, and CLEAN. I couldn’t believe how pristine the area was.
I’m so proud of you New York! This is grand.
About The Vessel & Hudson Yards
So anyways, you guys, this is The Vessel. It just opened up to the public March 15, 2019. It’s the newest NYC landmark and is located in the Hudson Yards neighborhood which is the area between 30th – 34th Street & 10th-12th Avenue, consisting of 28 acres. If you love architecture, food, shopping, innovation, and art – there is something here for you.
The Vessel is an interactive art installation that personally, I think, looks like a beehive but some people are calling it “the shawarma”? To each his own, but this definitely looks like a Transformer beehive. It is 16 stories tall with 154 staircases, containing 2,500 steps, which adds up to about a mile of walking. Each area offers a new experience and a new perspective, and we all love some new perspective.
The Vessel was created by British designer Thomas Heatherwick who was aiming to pioneer a unique public space that encouraged people to interact and engage with one another while seeing the city from a different perspective. I have to say it worked! My sisters and I actually met a few people while here and they were all so kind.
“The High Line was a kind of shock in its humbleness, and yet in how radical it was. It has no job, it’s not really a route from one place to another, but it’s about human experience.”
– Thomas Heatherwick
You can get tickets to go inside the structure for free onsite or online here.
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