“The Vessel” by British designer Thomas Heatherwick may look like an alien structure at first, but it’s actually an interactive 15-story-tall building that has 154-flights of stairs, or 2,500 steps to be exact. At 600-tons, this behemoth will be located in Hudson Yards on NYC’s Far West Side. “New Yorkers have a fitness thing. We had to think of what could act as the role of a landmarker. Something that could help give character and particularity to the space,” said Heatherwick. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
“I feel that New York has been pioneering different kinds of public space out of some kind of necessity, because the city was originally planned with one mega public space. The density was so great that there has been a thirst for space. the high line was a kind of shock in its humbleness, and yet in how radical it was. It has no job, it’s not really a route from one place to another, but it’s about human experience,” Heatherwick told Design Boom.