The Vessel at Hudson Yards

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The Vessel at Hudson Yards finally opened in March 2019. The original concept for Vessel was revealed in 2016. 3 years later tourists, as well as locals, are now able to climb the 2,500 stairs to the 150-foot-tall, honeycomb-shaped public art installation at Hudson Yards.


NEW: Both the Sightseeing Flex Pass and the Sightseeing Day Pass now include tickets for the Vessel and the Edge! 

What is the Vessel in NYC?

Designed by Thomas Heatherwick who is well known for his contemporary urban design, the Vessel at Hudson Yards is a climbable sculpture with 2,500 individual steps—and 80 landings. The Vessel is made of bronzed steel and concrete and cost about $150 million.

The construction started in April 2017 and the structure was revealed for the first time in December 2017. Beautifully sitting right in the middle of the Hudson Yards Plaza the area is also connected to the nearby High Line Park that will probably lead over 8 Million tourists per year to see the newest attraction in New York City. You’ll get to the Vessel in NYC with the 7 Train. The subway stop Hudson Yards is only a 5-minute walk away.

Walking tours at The Vessel NYC

If you would like to explore the area with a special tour guide during a walking tour there is a great tour that we highly recommend. The two-hour tour takes you to the Vessel in NYC and the close by High Line and offers a great overview of the neighborhood, its architecture, and the art scene.


Is there an elevator inside the Vessel?

If you’re wondering if the Vessel in NYC is wheelchair accessible, we can assure you that it is. The structure also has ramps and elevators to make it easier for people with disabilities or other health conditions. Anyone is able to enjoy the experience of the Vessel.

Views from the Vessel in NYC

The Vessel at Hudson Yards close up lookPeople climbing the Vessel get to see different perspectives of the city from different heights, angles and vantage points. But don’t expect too much, because the Vessel doesn’t offer stunning city views like one of the observation decks in New York. You get to see an overview of the Hudson Yards, New Jersey and the adjacent High Line.

By visiting the Vessel at Hudson Yards your main focus should be the design aspect of the sculpture and its beautiful colors when the sun hits the bronze steel. Amazing photos are guaranteed.

Tickets for the Vessel at Hudson Yards

If you want to climb the Vessel in New York City, make sure to reserve your tickets in advance online. The tickets for the Vessel NYC are free of charge if you book your time slot in advance.

The Sightseeing Pass is the only New York attraction pass to include admission to the Vessel. It includes a flex ticket, allowing you to visit the Vessel whenever you like without reservation!

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Trilly Guyler

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Flordeliz lantin

I just placed an order for 6 tix for June 6 230
To 330 window. How can I retrieved my confirmation you sent me when it wouldn’t open pls help with

Maureen Steinert

Hi Flordeliz,

you reserve directly with the Vessel and will receive your confirmation from there. If you have trouble retrieving the ticket, please contact them directly and they may be able to resend the tickets. Alternatively, you can try to make another booking.

VG Maureen

Mauro V Ortrga

So is not same day ticket


Dang. Anywhere you can get last minute tickets?

Maureen Steinert

Hi Chris,

sadly, you can only reserve tickets directly with the Vessel. The only other option you’d have is taking a guided tour that includes admission to the Vessel. You can find it here.


Alejandro Garcia

So how I know if I got my tickets?

Maureen Steinert

Hi Alejandro,

you’ll get an email confirmation with a link to your tickets.



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