Eliot and I finally got to visit the new Hudson Yards today on the Westside of Manhattan. While many New Yorkers are not thrilled with this huge development because of the congestion it may bring to the already overcrowded borough of Manhattan, I have to admit it looks like a city of the future. The public structures, the building designs, and the novel stores in the grand mall, are very different from what you have ever seen before.
The centerpiece of Hudson Yards is a spiral staircase structure called the Vessel. Designed by Thomas Heatherwick, the Vessel provides visitors with new views from different heights, angles and vantage points.
The Shed is a cultural center in Hudson Yards that commissions, produces, and presents a wide range of activities in performing arts, visual arts, and pop culture.
Watch the video of the Vessel and the Shed. We loved watching them from the luxurious QueensYard restaurant in the mall. The restaurant has some of the best Hudson Yard views. The meals were delicious. You can’t go wrong.