Hudson Yard's awe-inspiring 'Vessel' makes its star-studded debut

March 15, 2019 - 6:52 pm

By Sweetina Kakar

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Same city, new views.

The Vessel at Hudson Yards had it's grand opening Friday amidst a ton of fanfare that drew public figures from the worlds of politics, media and entertainment, from Sen. Charles Schumer to Anderson Cooper to --get ready -- Big Bird.

The honeycomb shaped steel structure at the massive West Side development is made up of 2,500 intertwining steps, stands 150-feet tall, and will now serve as the centerpiece of Hudson Yards. 

This place will no doubt become the backdrop of countless selfies, marriage proposals, and movie shoots, so make sure you get tickets in advance. You can book tickets up to two weeks ahead of time.

The $200 million piece of art was created by British architect Thomas Heahterwick. 

The Vessel name is temporary, however. Visitors are encouraged to submit ideas for a permanent name after visiting the piece. 

The ambitious $25 billion redevelopment project on Manhattan's West Side also features new store fronts, restaurants, homes and offices. Only about half of the construction is complete, with the rest expected to competed by 2025.

But if you're in the mood for a quick workout, or just want to take in the sights, the Vessel is now open for business from 10am to 9pm daily, however you'll need a ticket.

But don't worry, they're free. You'll just need to book them online in advance here