It has taken me six days to initiate writing about my new New York travel. Reason behind it is because I was just so zoned out by the magnificence of the very extraordinary centerpiece of the new Hudson Yards known as The Vessel.
The Vessel is the hottest thing to see now in New York City. And it is said that The Vessel is one awesome piece of sculpture that is meant to be climbed. I for one did not miss the opportunity to do such. And as what Hudson Yards website indicates, it is a new focal point where people can enjoy new perspectives of the city and one another from different heights, angles and vantage points.
Climbing the highest point of the structure which is almost a mile of a vertical climb was actually something easy for me. It is 16 storeys high! Not because I am still fit but because I am so used to climbing stairs higher than this one which usually happens when elevator service in my condo is not available (I stayed at the 24th floor).
The Vessel with its network of stairs and landings offers some remarkable views of the city, the river and the Hudson Yards itself. I was so lucky to make it to the first batch of people who were allowed to go up on the day of my visit. Yeah, I was early and was too excited!
I particularly don’t know what this structure would do for the city aside from attracting visitors like me. There has been actually quite a number of mixed reviews about this structure but for me honestly, I like the look of this structure from the inside than that of looking from the outside. And when I looked down at the center of the structure from the highest point and landing, all I can utter was a big Wow!
For me I highly recommend seeing The Vessel when you are in New York City. One more awesome thing about The Vessel experience is it’s for free. Hudson Yards is not fully finished yet, I will definitely be back in the future to check on the full work of this new NY landmark.