Well, checked out this new public art piece in the Hudson Yards area of NYC, a new development on the west side of Manhattan. The sculpture named "The Vessel" (but what will soon be dubbed "Gyro" or what have u) is basically a series of interesecting staircases. "The piece by Thomas Heatherwick is comprised of 154 intricately interconnecting flights of stairs -- almost 2,500 individual steps and 80 landings -- with nearly one mile of vertical climbing". Is it cool? Ya, kinda. Is it a tourist-centric piece to lure people to the mall next door. Definitely. Is it a positive to the NYC architectural/public space environment? TBD. Curious to see what haopens once it becomes a popular suicide spot. I witnessed a family of tourists who were from rural Mexico, taking portraits in a mall surrounded by Cartier, Rolex and other luxury brands and was nauseaus for hours after. Selfie culture rules here and truthfully I think we are simply fucked as a society. Get me to some island countryside please.