Related and its Hudson Yards co-developer Oxford Properties will release tickets for the landmark Vessel sculpture when the development opens Friday.
The landmark 150 ft. climbable centerpiece will be open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m, weather permitting.
Free tickets will be available online and on-site during the official opening celebrations. Tickets will be timed for one-hour.
Vessel is comprised of 154 sets of interconnecting flights of stairs, 2,500 individual steps, and 80 landings and was designed by English designer, Thomas Heatherwick. Patrons of Hudson Yards’ Vessel will, in total, enjoy one-mile of walkable structure.
As Vessel goes on its maiden voyage so too will Hudson Yards’ much anticipated shops and restaurants, public square and gardens.
“We curated The Shops & Restaurants with New Yorkers and the customer in mind – offering a diverse array of leading brands across categories and price-points, bringing new experiences, creating a suite of hospitality amenities never seen before in a shopping center, and embracing demand for differentiated dining and cultural experiences.” said Kenneth Himmel, President and CEO of Related Urban, the mixed-use division of Related Companies.
The Hudson Yards will feature an array of new shops, including a 190,000 s/f Neiman Marcus occupying the sixth and seventh floor, as well stores from Tiffany, Dior, Brooks Brothers, Cartier and Coach.
In all, the Shops and Restaurant section will feature more than 100 stores across seven levels.
As for dining, patrons will able to enjoy new offerings from famed French Laundry chef Thomas Keller dubbed, TAK Room, which “honors timeless American traditions” in addition to a Momofuku-funded restaurant helmed by chef Eunjo “Jo” Park that serves non-traditional Korean dishes, sushi, and more.