NEW YORK – HUDSON YARDS The flight of steps of Heatherwick
A twine of 154 flights for a 1.6 km distance with a view on the residential area of Hudson Yards,
This structure, being partly a sculpture and partly a scenic platform, rises in the heart of the
residential area of Hudson Yards: 2,500 steps and 80 interconnected landings into a honey combed
structure limit a central and funnel-shaped space.
The flight of steps, which is 46 meter high, rises in a square designed by Nelson Byrd Woltz
Landscape Architects, giving a view on a former area for the depot of trains which is approximately
4 hectare large and which is now converted into 1.5 million square meters of trade and residential
areas, with about 100 shops, 4000 houses, offices and spaces for educational and leisure activities.
Four flights of steps and a lift start from the star shaped basis climbing up the network made in
Italy, at Monfalcone, then covered with copper coloured steel in New York