15. The Vessel
The highly anticipated beehive-shaped structure at Hudson Yards known as The Vessel opened to the public in March. Designed by Thomas Heatherwick and Heatherwick Studio, the massive metallic structure towers over the public plaza in front of The Shops at Hudson Yards. The Vessel is made up of 154 interconnecting flights of stairs and 80 landings, which leads to a total of about 2,500 individual steps. The first piece of the structure was put in place on April 18, 2017 and the completed structure will open to the public on Monday, March 16th. Entry will be given based on ticketed times for the first two weeks. You can reserve tickets here.