To celebrate the beginning of summer and the much-anticipated opening of phase two of the High Line, New York City’s acclaimed elevated park, AOL teamed up with FriendsWithYou to create “Rainbow City,” an interactive sculptural installation. The 16,000 square-foot outdoor space is filled with colorful inflatable artworks designed to “spread magic, luck, and friendship” as a playful destination for adults and kids alike. The whimsical blow-up playground will also host a series of educational programs for children intended to develop creativity in an artistic environment.
In addition to the towering inflatable guests, the installation includes a pop-up shop, which peddles t-shirts, stickers, coloring books and many other wonderful wares. Shaped like a giant gift box, the shop is aptly named, Boxer. Complementing the area underneath the High Line’s current terminus at 30th Street and 10th Avenue is a Tom Colicchio-crafted beer garden serving site-specific beer from Brooklyn Brewery and an assortment of food trucks including the Kelvin Natural Slush Company.
via Cool Hunting