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Hudson Yards Closes ‘The Vessel' Indefinitely After 3rd Person Dies by Suicide

If you or someone you know is in a crisis, including at risk of suicide or self-harm, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

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"The Vessel" in Hudson Yards has become the site of at least three suicides since it opened last year.

The 150-foot structure of spiraling staircases is now closed, the New York Times first reported, and its developer on Tuesday confirmed to NBC New York that it is consulting suicide-prevention experts about steps that could limit the potential for future suicides.

The indefinite closure comes after a 21-year-old man jumped to his death, becoming the third person to do so in less than a year.

Just last month, a 24-year-old woman from Brooklyn died by suicide at the Vessel. Before that, a 19-year-old man from New Jersey became the first to take his own life there in February, the Times reported.

If you or someone you know is in a crisis, including at risk of suicide or self-harm, help is available. Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Trained counselors are available 24/7.

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