27 Sep 2016


Plans have just been approved for a giant staircase to be built as part of a new community space in the middle of Manhattan.

Comprised of 154 intricately interconnecting flights of stairs – almost 2,500 individual steps and 80 landings – the stand-alone staircase called Vessel will encourage visitors to climb the space and experience the city from different vantage points. 

When complete, this continuous chain of open spaces on the West Side will run from Gansevoort Street to Times Square, making it the largest network of public spaces developed in Manhattan since Central Park.

These 3D renderings show the 1.6km climbing space will “lift the public up”, offering a new of way for tourists and locals alike to experience views of New York’s iconic skyline.http://www.realestate.com.au/news/will-new-yorks-staircase-be-heaven/

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