Aria Bendix, provided by Published 8:00 am PDT, Saturday, March 16, 2019 Business Insider/Jessica Tyler Business Insider was part of the first group to ever climb Vessel, a $200 million art installation at New York's Hudson Yards megadevelopment. The honeycomb-shaped structure, designed by legendary British architect Thomas Heatherwick, rises 150 feet in the air. Members of the public are invited to climb for free, but they must reserve a ticket. A week before the opening of Vessel, a $200 million art installation at New York's Hudson Yards megadevelopment, Related Chairman Stephen Ross looked down at construction workers putting the finishing touches on the paved walkway. He was standing at the very top of the installation, surrounded by a small contingent of developers and journalists — the first group to ever climb the structure. "I hope it's memorable," he said. "I'm a developer, so I'm looking at all the things that aren't done ... I can't enjoy … [Read more...] about We climbed Vessel, the $200 million art installation at New York’s Hudson Yards. Here’s what it was like.
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A New York City subway line that was scheduled to close completely for 15 months won’t be shutting down after all, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday. Teams of engineers from Columbia and Cornell universities studied systems in London, Hong Kong, and Riyadh to find a cheaper – and quicker – solution that wouldn’t strand 300,000 daily commuters. “Smart” fiber optic cables, lidar, and “racked” cabling will be used to mitigate further damage in the rehabilitated tunnel. When New York Governor Andrew Cuomo toured a subway tunnel nearly destroyed by Hurricane Sandy in December, he and an entourage of engineers from Columbia and Cornell Universities saw first-hand the tremendous damage that salt water can do to a century-old tunnel. After the hurricane’s 14-foot storm surge inundated the L train’s tracks, it crippled a vital link between Brooklyn and Manhattan that … [Read more...] about New York City is using technology that’s never been used in the United States to fix a damaged subway tunnel and avoid commuting hell