The High Line’s final section is currently closed to visitors, but earlier this month we opened the gates for walking tours during Rail Yards Weekends.
The weekends were presented by UNIQLO in celebration of the one-year anniversary of its Fifth Avenue Global Flagship Store opening, its support of the High Line’s ongoing maintenance and park operations, and the 10th Annual openhousenewyork Weekend. Visitors experienced the High Line’s final section in its natural state and received a special UNIQLO tote bag and signature Heattech innerwear as a gift.
If you were unable to attend Rail Yards Weekends, visit the High Line Blog to view visitor photos, watch video, and check out photo essays and press coverage from Atlantic Cities, New York Daily News, New York Observer, and Treehugger.
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We’d like to thank the City of New York, the Empire State Development Corporation, and the Javits Convention Center for granting access and coordinating entry to the site, UNIQLO for its support, the volunteers who helped make the weekends a success, and the more than 1,600 people who visited and took photographs of the High Line at the Rail Yards. Construction officially begins later this month, and we are grateful to the photographers who captured the moment before the site is transformed into an extension of the High Line park.
And if you missed out on the great UNIQLO product giveaway at the Rail Yards Weekends, the highly anticipated online shopping site www.UNIQLO.com will launch next week, offering UNIQLO’s full line of signature products to customers and fans just in time for the 2012 holiday season.
UNIQLO is the Presenting Sponsor of the Rail Yards Weekends. UNIQLO is a brand of Fast Retailing Co. (FR), a leading global Japanese retail holding company. Today UNIQLO has more than 1,100 stores in 13 markets worldwide. For more information about UNIQLO and other FR group companies, please visit www.uniqlo.com or www.fastretailing.com.