10 Playful Public Works of Art

A Rainbow City

To celebrate the opening of a section in New York City’s High Line — a public park built on an historic freight rail line elevated above the streets on Manhattan’s West Side — art collective FriendsWithYou created Rainbow City. The vibrant, cartoonish installation invited visitors to play amongst a landscape of responsive, air-filled, minimalist sculptures — some of them towering forty feet in the air. Tim Burton would approve. The collective wanted to evoke toys and images of childhood in their design. You can see more videos of the colorful installation over here.