This incredible modern installation was opened in March 2019. It became a new tourist mecca for both locals and tourists. What is this building? We are going to tell you about it in this part.
Let us introduce the Vessel!
He recently joined the sights of New York and became very popular at once. And it is not surprising. After all, its design is something incredible. It is a masterpiece of art.
The Vessel was built by the project of British architect Thomas Heatherwick in Manhattan, New York, on Hudson Yards Square.
According to the words of the Vessel creator, Thomas Heatherwick, this building is completed only with people, walking inside.
This is a new futuristic meeting point.
There are 2,500 steps and 80 viewing platforms inside the Vessel.
Different associations come into the mind while looking at the Vessel. It is compared to the bee hive, shawarma, vase, alien spaceship, building from the future.
The Vessel is the temporary name for the installation. The public can vote now, how would they like to name this building. There is even a website on this subject.
The Vessel reminds us of a “bee hive”, and people walking inside it are like bees.
What name would you give to this installation? Write in the comments.
The Vessel is a wonderful view point, where you can enjoy the spectacular panorama of New York both on daytime and at night.
The Vessel has a special, mysterious atmosphere at night, because it is very beautifully illuminated.
We came across the Vessel on the Internet as soon as it was opened to the public. Its futuristic look impressed us very much. Therefore, we decided to visit the Vessel during our planned first visit to New York.
We finally saw the Vessel at the end of our evening walk along the High Line Park. We were very excited!
But when we tried to get into, we were not allowed. Because we were late and the Vessel was already closed for the entrance. We were only watching other happy people with smiling faces, leaving this amazing installation.
At first we were very sad. But later we decided that we definitely must visit the Vessel someday in the future again and get inside.
Therefore, we recommend you not to repeat our mistakes and plan your visit to the Vessel in advance.
Actually, you can book the ticket for free on the official website in advance. In this case you should choose the exact time slot to get inside the Vessel.
Also it is possible to visit the Vessel at a time which will be convenient for you, but in this case you will have to buy a FLEX PASS ticket, which costs about 10 USD.
Pay attention to the opening hours before your visit. You can check it on the official website.
It seems that Vessel has already become the new tourist icon of New York. It is definitely worth your attention and time.
What do you think about this installation? Write in the comments. An architectural masterpiece or another tourist trap?
Write in the comments.
There is a huge shopping center Hudson Yards just in front of the Vessel. The walking trail of the High Line elevated park starts here. So you can combine a visit to the Vessel and walk along the High Line Park.
High Line Park is an elevated park approximately 1.5 miles or 2,3 km long. Park was created on the former railroad above the ground and was opened in 2009. The park starts at Hudson Yards 34th Street metro station and finishes at the crossing of Washington and Gansevoort streets. High Line is very romantically illuminated in the evening. You can walk along the park, enjoy the planted trees, art and design objects and charming views of the night city.
Author (с): Iryna Melnyk
Photos (с): Nick Melnyk