By Ambrose Leung. The Vessel sculpture towering over the Hudson Yards development on Manhattan’s west side has been closed to the public indefinitely following a string of suicides in the last 12 months. Designed by Thomas Heatherwick, the interactive public art piece opened in March 2019 as the centerpiece of the $25 billion Hudson Yards mega-development. The tragedy, believed to be the first suicide at the climbable landmark since it … Design Jan 14, 2021. A 19-year-old man leaped to his death Saturday from the Vessel sculpture in Hudson Yards, police said. HUDSON YARDS, Manhattan (WABC) -- There are some troubling developments at one of New York City's newest tourist attractions. New York's Hudson Yards 'Vessel' Closes Indefinitely Following a third suicide. A Midtown community board is renewing calls to raise the height of the Vessel's chest-level railings to prevent more suicides. This interactive artwork was imagined by Thomas Heatherwick and Heatherwick Studio as a focal point where people can enjoy new perspectives of the city and one another from different heights, angles and vantage points. An unidentified 24-year-old female lost her life after apparently taking a deadly plunge off the Vessel in Hudson Yards on Tuesday morning. People visit The Vessel at the Hudson Yards … A 21-year-old man jumped to his death Monday from the Vessel at Hudson Yards, authorities said. The man leaped off the 150-foot-tall structure near W. … The Vessel at Hudson Yards pictured on Oct. 20, 2020. The honeycomb-shaped Vessel … By Helen Holmes • 01/13/21 12:20pm. 3 People Have Committed Suicide Prompting Vessel at Hudson Yards to Shut Down. The developer of Hudson Yards, Related Companies, told The New York Times that the closure of the Vessel was temporary, and that the firm was consulting suicide-prevention experts, including psychiatrists, about how to best limit the potential for … The suicide is the third to take place there, and Related Companies (the developer of Hudson Yards) announced today that the Vessel would be … The Vessel is Hudson Yards Centerpiece The honeycomb-like structure at the Hudson Yards complex is a public art installation that can hold 1,000 people at … The extraordinary centerpiece of Hudson Yards is its spiral staircase, a soaring new landmark meant to be climbed. Drew Angerer/Getty Images.