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Vessel (TKA) - Hudson Yards, New York City

Vessel (TKA) - Hudson Yards, New York City

Vessel (TKA) is a structure and landmark which was built as part of the Hudson Yards Redevelopment Project in Manhattan, New York City, New York. Construction began in April 2017; it opened on March 15, 2019.

Designed by the British designer Thomas Heatherwick, the elaborate honeycomb-like structure rises 16 stories and consists of 154 flights of stairs, 2,500 steps, and 80 landings for visitors to climb. Vessel is the main feature of the 5-acre (2.0 ha) Hudson Yards Public Square. Its final cost is expected to be $200 million.

The structure's name is a working title, noted in the TKA abbreviation, which means "Temporarily Known As". The structure owners have asked the public to give it a formal name and have a website devoted to naming it. One of the most discussed names on social media was "The Shawarma", after the cone-shaped meat popular on street carts.

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Photo taken @ C on 2 July 2019 (© Andreas Komodromos / Flickr)

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