It boasts 154 interconnecting stairways, 2,400 steps, and 80 landings comprising a mile's worth of walkways. And all of it will lead to nowhere on the Far West Side of Manhattan. New York Times reports that The Vessel is the much-debated, $150-million public landmark set to center the main square of Hudson Yards, a skyscraper-laden development on the rise.
The design for the piece was unveiled at a press conference Monday. "This will be one of the great public squares of New York City," Mayor Bill de Blasio said at the event, calling The Vessel a "must-see and a must-walk for all New Yorkers."
British designer Thomas Heatherwick and his Heatherwick Studio are behind the massive 'interactive' sculpture, due for completion in fall 2018. It's currently under construction in Italy.