The Vessel

The Vessel, New York City: Hours, Address, The Vessel Reviews: 4.5/5

Points of Interest & Landmarks • Architectural Buildings • Observation Decks & Towers
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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Neighbourhood: Hudson Yards
How to get there
  • 34th St – Hudson Yards • 3 min walk
  • 34th St – Penn Station • 10 min walk
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johnnnita
Napa, CA2,130 contributions
I title this as one of three must see visual experiences at Hudson Yards. This piece of architectural art is really eye catching. You can view it from inside Hudson Yards Shopping Center AND please walk outside and take in the grandness of this work.

You can walk around it, inside it on the ground level, etc. There are many, many angles to take your photos.

The only disappointment is that when it first opened, you were able to actually climb up and down the vessel using staircases. That ended with the tragic suicide jumps by one or two persons.

Still, it is certainly a must see experience while you are visiting this relatively new complex.
Written 14 August 2022
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Bob S
Batavia, IL1,067 contributions
The whole area is very nice and open. Plenty of places to take photos. Nice shopps in the area. I had a rolling suitcase with me and was not allowed into the structure. It was still very nice to behold.
Written 13 August 2022
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Jack S
Long Island, NY22 contributions
The Vessel is truly beautiful addition to Hudson Yards, but it hasn't been open in a while, so I was fairly disappointed when I visited.
Written 9 August 2022
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Nick P
Worcester, UK386 contributions
Family
Ok so we were shopping at Hudson’s Yard and awaiting entry to the Edge and the Climb the Edge, however the Vessel wasn’t open so I waited inline only for around 10 minutes to be then told the observation deck and higher levels was closed and only the lower level was open, why did t they say that before I waited it was the same guy at the barrier!! I left .
It looks amazing from the outside, no shops in it or anything else just a walkthrough piece of art which wasn’t fully open??
Written 6 August 2022
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dmbia
Iowa280 contributions
Basically the Vessel is a big art installation in the middle of a very pretentious outdoor mall. I suppose it's a "must see", and I've seen it. I won't be rushing back, though.
Written 4 August 2022
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LeeTrotman
Los Angeles, CA269 contributions
Family
Once again, New York City excels at large art projects. The Vessel is a beautiful eight-story tall work of art, and a beautiful addition to Hudson Yards. We were only allowed to walk in the base, but seeing a work of art like this in person was worth it.
Written 2 August 2022
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LaSeane G
3 contributions
Family
Although the Vessel is closed, the building is awesome to see. We enjoyed the outdoor restaurants and the yard in itself. This place is gorgeous to see
Written 14 July 2022
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Alisha N
Leven, UK158 contributions
We enjoyed seeing the vessel when we were at the edge. It was unfortunately shut though and not sure I'd make the trip specially just for the vessel.
Written 6 July 2022
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JNYCwriter
New York City, NY6,856 contributions
Friends
These days everything can look the same. This is an attraction that does not. To me it is a huge work of art. Unfortunately you cannot walk it at the moment. But if you go to NYC you need to stop by and admire.
Written 3 July 2022
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Jan W
Canton of Vaud, Switzerland529 contributions
Magnificent structure, it's a pity that the access to the stairs is not allowed anymore. The Vessel is located in a neighborhood with buildings all as beautiful as each other.
Written 1 July 2022
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