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 Today's dose of escapism is a shot of the captivating permanent art installation at Hudson Yards, nicknamed "the shawarma."

MANHATTAN’S SKYLINE MIGHT already be a who’s who of attractions, but the Big Apple just got another must-see landmark at Hudson Yards.

Vessel is a permanent art exhibition that’s been cheekily dubbed “The Shawarma” because of its uncanny similarity to the rotating kabob.

The sculpture, created by English designer Thomas Heatherwick, is comprised of 154 interlocking flights inspired by the ancient stepwells of India. The 2,500 individual steps and 80 landings create an Escher-like labyrinth of possibilities for exploring.

Climb the 150-foot-tall landmark or visit the Observation Deck at 30 Hudson Yards – the highest outdoor viewing platform in the Western Hemisphere.

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