Hudson Yards, New York’s largest new development, has opened to the public, featuring plenty of multi-use public spaces and Heatherwick's highly-anticipated copper-clad Vessel structure.
New York City’s long-awaited Hudson Yards has finally opened its doors to the public for the first time. Built on Midtown Manhattan’s West Side, the project is New York’s largest development to date and the United States’ largest private real estate development, covering over 56,000 square metres of land with polished residential towers, offices, plazas, gardens, shopping centres and restaurants, all designed by some of the world’s most iconic architects.
The masterplan’s most compelling structure, however, is the 'Vessel', a monumental copper-clad steel frame designed by Heatherwick Studio. Visitors are now able to climb the geometric staircase, and take a panoramic view of the new urban plan and the structure’s interlocking staircases.
The ‘Vessel’ consists of 154 interconnected flights, 80 landings, and 2500 steps, spiralling around a total height of 46 metres. The reflective structure is situated at the centre of the public plaza, designed in collaboration with Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects. The attraction will be open to visitors from 10am to 9pm daily and tickets can be purchased for free online or onsite.
A star-studded line up of architects have marked their presence on the luxurious landWorld-renowned architecture firms such as BIG, SOM, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Rockwell Group and many others have designed remarkable towers and structures, paying homage to the city of New York in their own unique style.
Although the landmark is now open to the public, some towers remain unfinished, with completion dates yet to be announced.
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