Eight months after the start of construction, the final piece of Thomas Heatherwick's Vessel has been installed at the Hudson Yards' future Public Square and Gardens. The $200 million dollar sculpture stands 150 feet tall and is constructed of 154 Italian-made stair modules, totaling 2,500 steps and 80 landings. Each stair module is constructed of a structural painted steel frame with an underside clad in polished copper-colored steel.
By 2019, the sculpture will serve as the centerpiece of the five acre Public Square and Gardens, designed by Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects.
Designer: Thomas Heatherwick of Heathewick Studio; Location: Hudson Yards, New York, NY; Completion: 2018.