Dolphins Owner Stephen Ross Building A $150M Stairway To Nowhere In NYC

Related Companies chairman and Dolphins owner Stephen Ross has unveiled plans for a $150 million art installation at a massive real estate project his company is building in Manhattan.

Officially named “The Vessel,” the 15 story structure will include 2,500 climbable steps open to the public. It will serve as the centerpiece of Hudson Yards, the massive redevelopment on Manhattan’s west side.

The piece is being designed by Thomas Heatherwick, and assembled in Italy.

In Miami, Ross is a partner in Paraiso Bay, among other condo projects.

 

 

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Anonymous
4 years ago

Reminds me of those moving stairs from the Harry Potter movies.

Anonymous
4 years ago

Very nice addition for NY.

Anonymous
4 years ago

It is beautiful, intricate and yet simple.

Anonymous
4 years ago

Awesome! Hopefully this will be /free/ and open to the public.

I can’t wait to check this out when it’s open. The Hudson Yard project and the Highline nearby is such a great addition to NYC.

bitg
4 years ago

looks kind of like a beehive

Anonymous
4 years ago

Beyhive…

Anonymous
4 years ago

Biased article title.

marc
4 years ago

I’d take this over the stupid Skyrise any day.

Anonymous
4 years ago

Yup

Anonymous
4 years ago

Agree, but other than use as an outdoor stair climbing gym, I’m not sure how much use it would get in Miami beyond another place for homeless to urinate and sleep. You have to hold your breath on the stairs up to half of the metro mover stops. It sounds awful, but seriously — walking outside here most of the year is brutal enough. Locals wouldn’t use it and I question how many tourists would.

Marc305
4 years ago

Could not have said it better Anonymous. Skyrise (if it is ever built) will have an observation deck, a restaurant, and a bar all under A/C, which means locals and tourist will go. I like this piece of art in NYC but I personally would not be climbing up these steps in Miami in the middle of July.

Anonymous
4 years ago

So youd rather climb those stairs in the middle of july in newyork? Or youd rather climb those stairs in the middle of winter covered in ice in new york? Whats your point

Anonymous
4 years ago

Makes me wonder what art pieces the developers of Miami Worldcenter have planned… Any thoughts?

Anonymous
4 years ago

It’s interesting and a cool addition to Manhattan scene.

AJ
4 years ago

I thought Miami lost its mind with the silly bobby pin Skyrise.
Well New York takes the cake with this inverted dump. Now we Miamians don’t have to look that stupid anymore 🙂

Anonymous
4 years ago

Ugly as hell.

Ilovearchytecture
4 years ago

I’m afraid after seeing the video that some people will never be able to get out of there once they get in!!!

Soon the place is going to be packed with cats that people don’t want and when they throw them away in another neighborhood the cat return, so this will be the place to have you cat never come back

Where is the beginning and where is the end?

They will pay for the construction by selling maps to get out

The Rubic Cube of the stairways

Once it’s build send Rosie O’donell there, nobody will miss her

That is a very symbolic monument that represent the discourse of every politician ever existed in the history of the human race

Ilovearchytecture
4 years ago

Interesting
Love to see art in public places, even the Kitch Art

But I have an idea,
New Yorkers walk a lot and are in good shape and ignore their street art ( not all of them)

Overweight Midwestern tourists will not climb Mora than one stair ( are they going to put mechanical stairs?)

Price 150 MILLIONS $

Suggestion
Build a pretty climbing wall for newyorkers at 300,000$ price tag in lieu of this monstrosity that makes the Miami sky rise look nice and artcy

Have the overweight tourist go to Macy’s and use the electrical stairs, they will have same gratification

Them

Use 149,700 Millions vaccinating children

And remember Vaccines don’t produce autism, save lives!!! and looking at this stairs too long might produce autism and make you want to jump and end your life

Anonymous
4 years ago

I hate to say this, but this is going to be the #1 place in the country people go to commit suicide and jump to their deaths, aside from that it is a terrifis design for the space.

Anonono
4 years ago

ADA?

Anonymous
4 years ago

Always a kill joy here.

Anonymous
4 years ago

Wtf, why