New York’s ever-changing skyline has acquired another sky-high attraction for Gothamites to climb: Vessel. The 60-ton sculpture resembles a honeycomb, although some New Yorkers say it looks like a waste can. Others say the larger-than-life art installation designed by British architect Thomas Heatherwick is New York’s version of the Eiffel Tour. As for what we say? It looks like a good excuse to exercise and Instagram. We climbed the spiral staircase made up of 154 interconnecting staircases, almost 2,500 individual steps and 80 landings, and while the current sight of construction is less than ideal (it's a new 'hood after all), the various outlook points offer sweeping views of the Hudson River that will appear mighty dreamy at sunset. Read more for everything you should know before you go.
New York’s shiny, dystopian neighborhood, Hudson Yards is officially open. With it, the city gains new real estate (yes, you can live there), a fancy subway station (shout-out to the 7 train!) as well as a handful of attractions like a one-million-square-foot retail center with over 100 places to go shopping in NYC, new mouthwatering restaurants, cultural performance venue The Shed, a five-acre smart park and Vessel—a climbable beehive. Most of the sights are patron-ready, but Edge (NYC’s highest observation deck) is still underway. For more on that, including things to do in Hudson Yards right now, see below.
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How to get to Hudson Yards, NY
Take the 7 train to 34th Street-Hudson Yards.