The New York Daily News reports:
A teenage boy jumped to his death at from the Vessel at Manhattan’s Hudson Yards as his horrified family watched, police said. The 15-year-old leaped off the 150-foot-tall structure near W. 33rd St. and 10th Ave. about 12:53 p.m., cops said. The teen is the fourth suicide from the structure since it opened two years ago. The striking structure opened in March 2019 and quickly became a tourist hotspot and social media sensation.
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— Eyewitness News (@ABC7NY) July 29, 2021
Today marks the fourth suicide in 2 years at The Vessel. For purely aesthetic reasons, @RelatedCos, the developer behind Hudson Yards, refuses to raise the height of barriers along the staircases — so the tourist trap doubles as a suicide machine.
— ◥◤Kriston Capps (@kristoncapps) July 29, 2021
— NYC EMS Watch (@NYCEMSwatch) July 29, 2021
The teenager is the fourth person to leap to their death from the Vessel, which only recently reopened with suicide-prevention measures. https://t.co/DLIfN66fU6
— Midtown Patch (@MidtownNYCPatch) July 29, 2021