Heatherwick Studio | Vessel
Project Responsibilities: Designer, Drawing package + Coordination Lead for design development stages.
Project Description: Vessel is a new public landmark for the Hudson Yards development in Manhattan, an inhabitable sculpture, every inch of which can be climbed and explored. Vessel will lift the public up, offering new ways to look at New York, Hudson Yards and each other.
Vessel comprises of 154 interconnecting flights of stairs, 2,400 steps and 80 landings, to create a mile’s worth of pathway rising up above the public plaza. It will stand 150 feet tall, with a diameter of 50 feet at its base, widening to 150 feet at its top. Currently in fabrication in Italy, it is constructed of a structural painted steel frame with its underside surfaces covered by a polished copper-coloured steel skin.