‘Vessel’ has been designed by Heatherwick Studio as the centerpiece for the largest development in New York City since the Rockefeller Center. ‘Vessel’ is not just an ordinary public venue, it forces you to use your body and walk your way up the 16 storeys that compose this extraordinary structure.
The video showcases the complete ‘Vessel’ structure with all its remarkable 154 sets of stairs. The stairway, which is located at Hudson Yards, allows the public to enjoy the magnificent views of the Hudson River and the west side of Manhattan.
Thomas Heatherwick explains in this video how the ‘flights of stairs’ were made in Venice, Italy. Moreover, he elaborates on the challenges they faced transporting that huge amount of steel from Italy to New York.
“The idea for the Vessel came from feeling that we shouldn’t just make a sculpture or a monument – it felt to us that rather than building a sculpture, it would be great if something was creating more public space.”, Heatherwick said.