In Manhattan, New York City, New York, as part of the Hudson Yards Redevelopment Project, a building called The Vessel was constructed. The unique honeycomb-like building, which is 16 stories high and has 154 flights of stairs, 2,500 steps, and 80 landings for tourists to ascend, was constructed according to designs by British architect Thomas Heatherwick. The centerpiece of Hudson Yards Public Square is Vessel. Its developer Related Companies provided the funding, which is expected to total $200 million.
On September 14, 2016, The Vessel's design was shown to the general public. The materials were made in Italy and sent to the United States before construction started in April 2017. The tallest section of the vessel was installed in December 2017, and on March 15, 2019, it was made public. Following three suicides at the Vessel in January 2021, it was permanently closed to the public. In May 2021, the Vessel reopened. Two months later, a second suicide caused it to close again indefinitely.