[Ed. – Horrifying]
A teenage boy jumped to his death from the Vessel at Manhattan’s Hudson Yards on Thursday as his horrified family watched, police said.
The 14-year-old leaped off the eighth floor of the 150-foot-tall spiraling ziggurat of interlocking staircases near W. 33rd St. and 10th Ave. about 12:53 p.m., cops said.
The youth’s name was not immediately disclosed.
The Vessel shut down for the day as police conducted their investigation, a spokeswoman for the Hudson Yards said.
“We are heartbroken by this tragedy and our thoughts are with the family of the young person who lost their life,” spokeswoman Kimberly Winston said. “We are conducting a full investigation.”
Security rules don’t allow people to climb the Vessel alone — but the teen who leaped to his death was with a family of five, confirmed a spokesman for Hudson Yards developer The Related Companies.