Vessel (TKA)

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The extraordinary centerpiece of Hudson Yards is its spiral staircase, a soaring new landmark meant to be climbed. This interactive artwork was imagined by Thomas Heatherwick and Heatherwick Studio as a focal point where people can enjoy new perspectives of the city and one another from different heights, angles and vantage points.

Comprised of 154 intricately interconnecting flights of stairs -- almost 2,500 individual steps and 80 landings – the nearly one mile of vertical climb offers remarkable views of the city, the river and beyond.

How to get tickets:

  • Advance Tickets: Free tickets are made available for two week time periods. Each day at 8:00am EST, a new future day of on-line booking is made available.
  • Same-Day Tickets: Every morning beginning at 9:30am EST, same-day tickets are made available on-site at Hudson Yards. Upon arrival, speak with a Vessel Ambassador in the Public Square and Gardens. Tickets are available for time slots throughout the day.

Monday-Sunday: 10:00am-9:00pm
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Vessel (TKA) Opens to the World

On March 15, 2019, more than 1,000 people joined in the commemoration of Manhattan’s newest destination.

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The Film

A film to commemorate the launch of the new landmark, featuring dancers from the Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation.