The Vessel at the Hudson Yards


An Interactive Landmark

Designed by Thomas Heatherwick and Heatherwick Studio, the Vessel at the Hudson Yards serves as an interactive landmark for the surrounding area and community. The Vessel offers its visitors uniquely exquisite views spanning across parts of New York City and the Hudson River. Explore the 154 interconnecting spiral staircases comprised of nearly 2,500 steps, 80 landings, and copper pathways that culminate into a mile-long, 150-foot-high journey.

Hudson Yards – Fun for All

With shops, food, beverage, and children’s activities available throughout the Hudson Yards, the Vessel fits snugly into any family’s outing. Bring the kids, a date, or your camera because the opportunities for snapping some beautiful photos to add to your scrapbook are endless. And fear not—there are plenty of platforms along the way to stop for pictures, to rest, or just to enjoy the view.


Tickets are required for those aged 6 years and older. You can reserve a free General Admission time-slot up to two weeks ahead of time. Flex passes are also available for $10, which allow visitors to arrive at any time on their chosen day. Priority tickets available for elevator service with stand-by option when sold out. Those with disabilities who cannot access stairs receive priority on the stand-by line. Accessible elevators on site, as well as wheelchair accessible restrooms throughout the Hudson Yards. Service animals welcome.

Virtual Vessel Visit

While awaiting its reopening, prospective visitors are welcome to virtually view commemorative relics of the structure’s March 15th, 2019 debut on the Vessel’s website, featuring some of Manhattan’s finest views, music, and well-known celebrities.

Empire State

Take part in the New York scene by visiting the Vessel at the Hudson Yards. Become familiar with some of the views that define this great city while enjoying the Hudson River’s breeze and beauty.

“Super cool experience! I would definitely recommend this to anyone visiting NYC! The view from the top is fantastic, and the Vessel itself is a work of art…”

—Ella, TripAdvisor

Take Amtrak to the Vessel at Hudson Yards

Experience this unforgettable attraction via Amtrak to Penn Station in New York City—Don’t forget to use the New York By Rail 15% discount!

Where to Stay in NYC

Looking for a getaway opportunity? Spend the night and experience all New York City has to offer. Take a look at these great hotel options—some offering exclusive New York By Rail discounts!