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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 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.
On March 15, 2019, more than 1,000 people joined in the commemoration of Manhattan’s newest destination.
A film to commemorate the launch of the new landmark, featuring dancers from the Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation.