West 30th – 34th Street, 10th – 12th Ave
Known as the “staircase to nowhere”, this remarkable structure makes for an excellent start or end point to a stroll on The High Line. The intricate and modern design of the Vessel is undoubtedly breathtaking, and enchants visitors from all over the world. With 2500 individual steps, this copper-steel structure stands at 150 feet tall and comprises 154 flights of stairs. Manufactured in Italy, the Vessel cost over $150 million and opened on 15 March 2019. Inspired by the ancient Indian stepwells, this honeycomb-like interactive sculpture is free for the public to climb and explore! Do make sure to reserve your tickets online before arrival.
Stephen Ross, the CEO of Hudson Yards’ Developer Related Companies, commissioned the Vessel in hopes that it would be a marker of community and identity. His wish was for the Vessel to show future generations the public spiritedness behind the project.
Head over to one of the many restaurants surrounding the Vessel to refuel after exploring the sculpture. With over 100 restaurants including a few run by celebrity chefs such as Momofuku’s founder, David Chang, and World Central Kitchen founder, José Andrés, you will surely find something you enjoy.