the egg, the hive, the nanotube, the bowl….


dievca has watched this “thing” grow in the Hudson Yards for the past year.

The word “Vessel” never came to her mind…

11/30/2018

12/22/2018

 

“The Thomas Heatherwick–designed structure has been controversial, as some have likened its shape to a doner kebab, while others believe it could be New York’s Eiffel Tower.”
~Nick Mafi, Architectual Digest

Her free tickets to the “Vessel” are for today at 10:00 am – she will let you know how it goes~ (i.e. coronary from climbing all the stairs, stress from the crowds, confusion at the design.) 

Note: Master didn’t want to go — he needs to get work done, so he’s waiting until you don’t need tickets.

What dievca is wearing:

After the Vessel, she is hopping on the 7 train to Grand Central where she will catch the Metro-North to Garrison. The Arden Point-Hudson Highlands State Park offers a simple 3.7 mile hike. Weather is showing no rain and temperatures up to 58F / 15C. Should be nice!

Photos: Related - Oxford and dievca

Perspective

They are working on the main NYC post office – it is an elegant building.

In the know:

The lines can be long at the main windows in the front of the building. In the back, there is a small nondescript door which leads to one very efficient post office agent. He is adept at managing the small amount of traffic which comes through that door. dievca has waited 5 minutes most to post items to Europe, etc. A hidden gem of calmness in chaotic NYC.

Photos: dievca, NYC Main Post Office 8th Avenue 02/2019

“Where the hell am I?”

dievca took her last PATH train trip to Manhattan on Feb. 25th 2014.  She didn’t realize that the new WTC (World Trade Center) PATH station was opening that day.  As the PATH train spit out its passengers, dievca looked around and asked herself, “Where the HELL am I?” and “Who was stupid enough to build something so white in NYC?”.

A PATH train passes the slurry wall as it enters the newly-opened section of the World Trade Center PATH station, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, in New York. The slurry wall remains from the original World Trade Center construction of the 1970's, when it was installed to withstand water pressure from the Hudson River on the site. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

A PATH train passes the slurry wall as it enters the newly-opened section of the World Trade Center PATH station, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, in New York. The slurry wall remains from the original World Trade Center construction of the 1970’s, when it was installed to withstand water pressure from the Hudson River on the site. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

World-Trade-Center-PATH-station-Platform-A-Train

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 25: People walk to a new platform for the New Jersey PATH Train during its unveiling at the World Trade Center, on February 25, 2014 in New York City. The platform will primarily service PATH trains from Hoboken, NJ, to New York, NY - it is expected to service 100,000 riders a day. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 25: People walk to a new platform for the New Jersey PATH Train during its unveiling at the World Trade Center, on February 25, 2014 in New York City. The platform will primarily service PATH trains from Hoboken, NJ, to New York, NY – it is expected to service 100,000 riders a day. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 25: People walk through a hallway that gives access to a new platform for the New Jersey PATH Train at the World Trade Center, on February 25, 2014 in New York City. The platform will primarily service PATH trains from Hoboken, NJ, to New York, NY - it is expected to service 100,000 riders a day. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 25: People walk through a hallway that gives access to a new platform for the New Jersey PATH Train at the World Trade Center. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

At that point the Exterior of the station hadn’t been completed:

World-Trade-Center-Work continues on a new station at the redeveloped World Trade Center site in New York City. The project is at least $2 billion over budget. ASSOCIATED PRESS

Work continues on a new station at the redeveloped World Trade Center site in New York City. The project is at least $2 billion over budget. ASSOCIATED PRESS

World-Trade-Center-PATH-Rendering courtesy of Santiago Calatrava, LLC © 2012

Rendering courtesy of Santiago Calatrava, LLC © 2012

But, apparently, the station was opened on May 6th, 2015.

World-Trade-Center-PATH-Interior view of the Oculus, framed by white ribs next to the World Trade Center and 911 memorial site on May 6, 2015. By Yeong-Ung Yang(Credit Yeong-Ung Yang Yeong-Ung Yang)

Interior view of the Oculus, framed by white ribs next to the World Trade Center and 9/11 memorial site on May 6, 2015. By Yeong-Ung Yang(Credit: Yeong-Ung Yang/  Yeong-Ung Yang)

World-Trade-Center-PATH-Interior view of the Oculus, framed by white ribs next to the World Trade Center and 911 memorial site on May 6, 2015. By Yeong-Ung Yang (Credit Yeong-Ung Yang - Yeong-Ung Yang)

Interior view of the Oculus, framed by white ribs next to the World Trade Center and 9/11 memorial site on May 6, 2015. By Yeong-Ung Yang (Credit: Yeong-Ung Yang / Yeong-Ung Yang)

World-Trade-Center-PATH-Exterior view of the Oculus, framed by white ribs next to the World Trade Center and 911 memorial site on May 6, 2015. (Credit Yeong-Ung Yang - Yeong-Ung Yang)

Exterior view of the Oculus, framed by white ribs next to the World Trade Center and 9/11 memorial site on May 6, 2015. (Credit:  Yeong-Ung Yang / Yeong-Ung Yang)

Will dievca get down there to see it?  Maybe….if she goes shopping at Century 21 sometime in the future. XO