Created by Thomas Heatherwick and Heatherwick Studio, Vessel presents a uniquely interactive experience – a monument meant to be climbed and explored together. Comprised of 154 intricately interconnected flights of stairs – almost 2,500 individual steps and 80 landings – the centerpiece will literally lift up the public, offering a multitude of ways to engage with New York and each other.
Is Vessel open in poor weather conditions?
Vessel is an outdoor activity and is open during all normal weather conditions, but we reserve the right to close Vessel during inclement or extreme weather, at our sole discretion. Unless we have determined to close Vessel, tickets will not be exchanged due to weather. If Vessel or a portion of Vessel closes due to severe weather conditions, Experience Ambassadors will be available to provide assistance and information.
Is Vessel appropriate for all ages?
Vessel is appropriate for all ages. Tickets are required for all guests. Children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult during their visit. Tickets for children age 5 and under are free.
Is Vessel accessible for a person with disabilities?
Vessel offers an elevator for those who require it for their visit. Priority Access to the elevator is reserved for visitors with disabilities. Vessel offers priority elevator service every 15 minutes to accessible floor levels 5, 7, and 8. Priority Access tickets are available for advance reservations. If priority tickets are sold out, you may opt to stand-by for elevator service to accessible floors 5, 7, and 8. Individuals with disabilities who cannot use stairs are given priority in the stand-by line for elevators serving these accessible floors.
Please contact us at [email protected] for additional assistance or information.
WHAT IF I DO NOT HAVE ANYONE TO GO WITH?
Come with us! Vessel was always envisioned as a shared, immersive design experience that is made extraordinary by experiencing it with others. Reserve a “Come with us” ticket to join our group. We can’t wait to explore with you! Please see an Experience Ambassador when you arrive
Only service animals are allowed on the Vessel.
Can I bring food or drinks?
Clear, plastic water bottles are permitted on Vessel, however, no other food or drink is allowed. Glass bottles are strictly prohibited.
Are baby strollers allowed?
Strollers are not allowed inside Vessel. There is an unmonitored stroller parking area nearby. Items left in this area are at your sole risk. Please hold on to personal belongings.
Can I bring bikes, scooters, or skateboards?
Bikes, scooters, or skateboards are not allowed on Vessel. There is a bike rack nearby on 30th and 10th Avenue.
Normal size backpacks and bags are permitted on Vessel. Large bags and luggage are not permitted
For security purposes, Hudson Yards reserves the right to inspect any bags. You consent to such an inspection by visiting Vessel.
Can I take pictures or use my cell phone?
Yes. Photography is permitted for private use only.
If you are in interested in submitting a proposal for a commercial photo shoot, please contact [email protected].
Tripods and selfie sticks are not permitted.
What if I lose something on the Vessel?
During your visit, please see an Experience Ambassador to report a lost item.
After your visit, please email [email protected] for assistance.