Wolfgang & Hite’s Starchitect Dildos + Butt Plug

Referencing the towers and sculptures of Hudson Yards, Wolfgang & Hite’s skyscraper-shaped dildos (and sculptural butt plug) comprise their XXX-HY sex toy collection. A silicone critique of NYC’s high-end real estate, the series features Diller Scofidio + Renfro’s The Shed, Heatherwick Studio’s Vessel, and several towers, including 50 Hudson Yards by Foster + Partners. They’re abstracted versions, but to scale, rather than exact replicas—and unfortunately …

Notes: On Hudson Yards

Our takeaways from exploring the micro-city, its monuments and restaurants

A city within the city of New York, the Hudson Yards district comprises 28 acres of residential, commercial and public space developed on top of and around the MTA’s former John D. Caemmerer West Side Storage Yard—once an untrodden abyss along the river. Almost all the statistics convey the staggering scope of this endeavor, beginning with the overall vision for 30 million-square-feet of new development. …

Thomas Heatherwick’s Climbing “Vessel” at Hudson Yards

2,500 steps within 154 intersected, rising flights of stairs unite to form Thomas Heatherwick’s vision for “Vessel,” an immersive monument to be constructed at NYC’s new Hudson Yards facility. There are 80 unique landing points, offering vistas of the city and the surrounding perennial public garden and plaza. The painted steel frame expands as one goes up, lending a striking half-oval shape, open to the …