Hudson Yards opened to the public on Friday, March 15, but one thing that wasn’t made official prior to opening was the name of the most anticipated installation opening.
The interactive installation designed by Thomas Heatherwick and Heatherwick Studio was always intended to be something for the public, and that includes naming it. Its temporary name has been “Vessel” but as the team gets ready to launch a permanent name, they want New Yorkers to submit their ideas here—preferably after climbing and experiencing the beehive-shaped structure.
At 150-feet-tall, 154 flights, and 2,500 steps, the ‘Vessel’ is free to visit but takes reservations in advance. Tickets are only released two weeks in advance and the first batch booked up almost immediately (although it’s only been open for less than that). Even still, you can check their website in the mornings and add yourself to the day’s waitlist. From personal experience, if you check early enough you’ll almost certainly get a chance to do the climb that day, assuming you’re flexible with the times available.
As for the names, we’re excited to see what they land on, but “Vessel” has kind of grown on us tbh. Submit your name ideas on Hudson Yards website, here.
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