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Vessel
Hudson Yards Staircase
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DESIGNER
 
 
Heatherwick Studio
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Vessel, Hudson Yards Staircase, Heatherwick Studio, Thomas Heatherwick, Manhattan, New York, AKT II
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Location
Vessel, Hudson Yards Staircase, Heatherwick Studio, Thomas Heatherwick, Manhattan, New York, AKT IIHudson Yards, New York City’s newest neighborhood, is the center of Manhattan’s rapidly changing West Side. At the nexus of Chelsea and Hell’s Kitchen, Hudson Yards has been transformed into a thriving destination for foodies, fashionistas, art lovers, park goers and tourists—not to mention home the world’s most innovative businesses and trendiest urban dwellers.

Vessel, Hudson Yards Staircase, Heatherwick Studio, Thomas Heatherwick, Manhattan, New York, AKT IIWhen Hudson Yards is completed, an estimated 125,000 people daily are expected to live, work, dine, shop, study, stroll or sightsee at this 28-acre neighborhood, which will include 14 acres of public open space, a public school and the Western Hemisphere’s highest outdoor observation deck, among its many commercial and residential buildings.

Already, Hudson Yards is home to a dazzling collection of restaurants and one-of-a-kind shopping experiences, as well as a unique cultural center, first-of-its-kind Equinox Hotel®, world-class medical facilities and lush gardens. And at the heart of it all, anchoring a grand central square, is New York’s next landmark: a climbable, interactive public monument unlike any in the world. All of this is in addition to state-of-the-art office space, and the finest in luxury residences and affordable rental apartments.

Bounded by 30th and 34th Streets from 10th to 12th Avenues, Hudson Yards sits at the northern terminus of New York City’s famed elevated park, the High Line, and is serviced by the 34th Street-Hudson Yards station, an extension of the No. 7 Subway line, which connects to nearly all of the city’s other lines.

The largest private real estate development in New York since Rockefeller Center, Hudson Yards is being co-developed by Related Companies and Oxford Properties Group. When operational—after the second half of the project is built between 11th and 12th Avenues—Hudson Yards is expected to contribute nearly $19 billion annually to New York City’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), and is just one piece of the overall economic impact the redevelopment of the Hudson Yards district will have on the city, state and region.
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Vessel, Hudson Yards Staircase, Heatherwick Studio, Thomas Heatherwick, Manhattan, New York, AKT II
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Vessel, Hudson Yards Staircase, Heatherwick Studio, Thomas Heatherwick, Manhattan, New York, AKT IIThe eastern portion of Hudson Yards includes five acres of gardens and public plazas. Designed by Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects with Heatherwick Studio, the Public Square and Gardens at Hudson Yards is destined to become a new gathering place for Manhattan’s West Side.

Vessel, Hudson Yards Staircase, Heatherwick Studio, Thomas Heatherwick, Manhattan, New York, AKT IIAn immersive and varied horticultural experience, the Public Square and Gardens features more than 28,000 plants of varying color, scale and texture. The landscape also includes more than 200 mature trees, woodland plants and perennial gardens. Visitors entering from the north will be greeted by a seasonally expressive entry garden, while the southern edge will feature a pavilion grove filled with a dense canopy of native trees, creating the perfect place for lunchtime gatherings or evening meals. At 10th Avenue and 30th Street, visitors will find a birch grove and a new entrance to the High Line.

The large trees, expansive native perennial gardens and patches of wildflowers will be home to migratory birds and pollinators, and New Yorkers will find pedestrian paths lined with nearly a mile of garden seating walls designed for sitting, relaxing and respite.

Beyond hardscape and planting design, the landscape platform itself is a technical innovation. Serving as a ventilating cover over the working rail yards, the platform is engineered to support the expansive large-scale plantings and serve as a reservoir for site storm-water management and reuse.
At the epicenter of the square sits a structure temporarily known as Vessel, a new kind of public landmark: social, engaging and interactive, meant to be entered and explored. Designed by Thomas Heatherwick and Heatherwick Studio, Vessel is comprised of 154 intricately interconnecting flights of stairs—2,500 individual steps—and 80 landings.

The dramatic design of Vessel creates a kind of stage set for New Yorkers and visitors from around the world. Standing 150 feet in the air, Vessel was fabricated in Monfalcone, Italy and arrived on Manhattan’s West Side after 15 days at sea, a brief stay at Port Newark and a five-hour barge trip across the Hudson River. Vessel was constructed from a steel frame that was covered by a copper-colored steel cladding. It was designed to lift the public up and offer a mile’s worth of pathways and a nearly infinite number of ways for visitors to engage with and experience New York, Hudson Yards and each other.
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Vessel, Hudson Yards Staircase, Heatherwick Studio, Thomas Heatherwick, Manhattan, New York, AKT II
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MATERIALS
 
steel, bronze, cement
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LOCATION
 
Continent
North America
Nation
United States
State
New York
Metropolitan area
New York City
County
New York
Town
New York - Manhattan
Borough
Manhattan
Address
11th Ave.
 
 
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TYPOLOGY
 
Main
ARCHITECTURE
Urban equipment and structures for public areas
Panoramic structures, belvederes
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ARCHITECTURE
Urban equipment and structures for public areas
Pedestrian areas, promenades
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CHRONOLOGY
 
Project
2016    
Realisation
2017 - 2019
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BIBILIOGRAPHIC REFERENCES
 
 
Kosme de Barañano, "La escalera y la cáscara. Heatherwick vs. Diller Scofidio / The Stair and the Shell Heatherwick vs. Diller Scofidio", Arquitectura Viva 199, 11/2017, [Joven Cataluña / Young Catalonia], "Arte/Cultura / Art/Culture" pp. 53-55
"Busy as bees", Building 8969, 21 april 2017, p. 11
Joseph Giovannini, "An Escher-Like Creation for Hudson Yards", Architect 10/2016, p. 22
Miriam Sitz, "Design unveiled for Heatherwick's Vessel at Hudson Yards", Architectural Record 10/2016, october 2016, pp. 24-25
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ADDITIONS AND DIGRESSIONS
 
 
March 16, 2019
The Vessel Opening Ceremony
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CLIENT
 
 
Hudson Yards
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AMOUNT
 
 
$ 200,000,000
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DIMENSIONAL
DATA
 
Floors
15 levels
Quantity
154 flight of stairl
2,500 individual steps
80 landings
Surface
sq.m. 2,210
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STRUCTURES
 
 
AKT II
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LANDSCAPE DESIGN
 
 
Thomas Woltz
Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects [NBW]
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STAFF
 
Project
Heatherwick Studio
Project leader
Laurence Dudeney
Group leader
Stuart Wood
Design team
Charlotte Bovis, Einar Blixhavn, Antoine van Erp, Felipe Escudero, Thomas Farmer, Steven Howson, Jessica In, Nilufer Kocabas, Panagiota Kotsovinou, Barbara Lavickova, Alexander Laing, Elli Liverakou, Pippa Murphy, Luke Plumbley, Ivan Ucros Polley, Daniel Portilla, Jeff Powers, Matthew Pratt, Peter Romvári, Ville Saarikoski, Takashi Tsurumaki
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CREDITS
 
 
Photos © Related Oxford, James Morehead, Jeffrey Blum, Juliana Malta
Drawings © Related Oxford, Visualhouse, Forbes Massie
Text edited by Hudson Yards
Courtesy of Hudson Yards

Vessel, Hudson Yards Staircase, Heatherwick Studio, Thomas Heatherwick, Manhattan, New York, AKT II



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