«The Vessel»: «stairs to nowhere»
This is a sixteen-storey conic structure that resembles a bee hive. Its area is 16 sq.m below and extends up to 46 sq.m. wide and 50 sq.m. high.
It is called Manhattan’s Answer to the Eiffel Tower. The extraordinary construction is 154 stairs and 80 stairways, from which visitors will be able to observe the city from different heights. Thus, it will be a kind of observation deck. In general, the building has 2500 steps. All staircases are identical, and this creates the effect of infinity.
Steven Ross, the owner of Hudson Yards, said that he wanted to create something strange, small and monumental. The project of this building was developed by the Heatherwick Studio. The architect was Thomas Hezerwick. The architect noted that, first of allб it is a piece of art, which may also be an observation deck. «The Vessel» is called «stairs to nowhere». The spiral staircases resemble the Esher style. Their continuous shapes create the three-dimensional effect.