The biggest real estate development in American history is getting a $150 million M.C. Escher-like stairwell

vessel view of the special events plaza courtesy of visualhouse nelsonbyrdwoltz

On Manhattan’s Far West Side, a $25 billion neighborhood called Hudson Yards is set to be the biggest real estate development in American history. The project’s developers expect full build-out by 2024.

Beyond its new residential skyscrapers, gardens, restaurants, shops, and offices, Hudson Yards will also feature a public landmark that appears to be inspired by M.C. Escher.

Called the Vessel, the $150 million structure includes 15 stories of intertwining staircases that visitors will climb. The project topped out on Wednesday morning.

Take a look below.

Vessel is in the outdoor public space of Hudson Yards, which is still under construction. Here’s what the NYC neighborhood looked like in October 2017.

The 600-ton structure features 154 flights of stairs and 80 landings, which connect to form a lattice of walkways. Thomas Heatherwick, founder of London’s Heatherwick Studio, designed it.

Visitors will be able to climb 2,500 steps, totaling a mile of pathway above the plazas and gardens below.

Only physically impaired visitors will be able to use Vessel’s glass elevator to reach the top.

See the rest of the story at Business Insider
Source: Insider Tech
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