NYC: Vessel at Hudson Yards Flex Pass Admission

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NYC: Vessel at Hudson Yards Flex Pass Admission

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Climb this monumental honeycomb-like structure located at the northern end of the High Line at Hudson Yards. This 16-story interactive artwork is comprised of 154 intricately interconnected flights of stairs encased in high-reflecting copper cladding.

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  • Explore this one-of-a-kind architectural marvel to garner different viewpoints of the Hudson Yards and the Hudson River
  • Decide how many of the nearly 2,500 stairs and 80 landings you want to experience, with a total of over 1 mile of stairs
  • Take the ultimate Instagram shot featuring the highly reflective copper-clad steps arranged like a jungle gym
  • Pre-purchase a Flex Pass to guarantee your 1-time entry at any time of the day
Full description
The Vessel is the $200 million sculptural centerpiece of New York City’s new $25 billion Hudson Yards neighborhood, located in the western section of Midtown Manhattan, at the northern end of the famed High Line. Surrounded by the Public Gardens and Groves at Hudson Yards, the Vessel offers a unique interactive art experience, while offering amazing panoramic views. This iconic sculptural landmark was built to plans by the British designer Thomas Heatherwick and manufactured in Italy, before being shipped to New York. 50 feet (15 m) wide at its base, expanding to 150 feet (46 m) at the apex, the monument is comprised of 154 intricately-interconnected flights of stairs. Together they form a cylindrical or vessel-type structure from the outside, partially inspired by ancient Indian stepwells. Vessel’s highly reflective polished copper cladding also gives endless opportunities for Instagramable moments. While at Hudson Yards, don’t miss the opportunity to experience the myriad of unique restaurants and shops, and visit the highest outdoor observation deck in New York City, Edge.
  • Flex Pass entrance to the Vessel
  • Elevator to different floors (if required)
  • Booking fees
  • Sales tax
    COVID-19 precautions

    Customers must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
    • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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    Meeting point

    • The Vessel is located in Hudson Yards Plaza on the West side of The Shops and Restaurants at Hudson Yards, which can be entered on 10th Avenue. The 7 train exits directly into Hudson Yards Plaza at Hudson Boulevard at 34th Street Hudson Yards. • Your entry date is printed on your ticket • Show your ticket to an Experience Ambassador for entry

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Passport or ID card
    • Comfortable shoes
    • Weather-appropriate clothing

    Not allowed

    • Baby strollers
    • Food and drinks
    • Luggage or large bags

    Know before you go

    • Flex Pass ticket is valid for 1-time entry at any time during opening hours on your chosen day
    • Vessel is primarily made up of stairs. Vessel offers an elevator for those who require it for their visit. Please notify Vessel Experience Ambassadors upon arrival or in advance.
    • Vessel is an outdoor activity and is open during all normal weather conditions, but Hudson Yards reserve the right to close Vessel during inclement or extreme weather, at their sole discretion. Unless they 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.
    • Same day time-specific tickets are also issued onsite for free on a first-come, first-served basis on the day. Tickets are distributed for the next available time slot. Available time slots may be many hours in advance and these free tickets can often run out early in the day
    Customer reviews

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    based on 9 reviews

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