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Feel Like Climbing 2,500 Steps? Head to NYC's Vessel

Wednesday Mar 13, 2019
"Vessel," a 150-foot-tall structure of climbable interlocking staircases.
"Vessel," a 150-foot-tall structure of climbable interlocking staircases.  (Source:AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

A colossal sculpture that will give people more than 150 interconnected stairways to climb is opening to the public as part of New York City's Hudson Yards development.

Vessel is a metal structure shaped like the bowl of a wine glass that will open Friday as part of the first phase of the project on Manhattan's west side.

Vessel was created by British designer Thomas Heatherwick. The latticed network of stairs and platforms rises 150 feet high and includes almost 2,500 steps.

The $25 billion Hudson Yards development is in progress and includes a hotel, a school, a retail mall, restaurants, public plazas and a skyscraper taller than the Empire State Building.

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