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Canstruction returns to NYC through November 13, 2013 (slide show)

Be amazed by structures built from cans of foods—and support a good cause—at the 21st annual Canstruction exhibit.

  • Photograph: Marielle Solan

    Canstruction 2013

  • Photograph: Marielle Solan

    Canstruction 2013

  • Photograph: Marielle Solan

    Canstruction 2013

  • Photograph: Marielle Solan

    Canstruction 2013

  • Photograph: Marielle Solan

    Canstruction 2013

  • Photograph: Marielle Solan

    Canstruction 2013

  • Photograph: Marielle Solan

    Canstruction 2013

  • Photograph: Marielle Solan

    Canstruction 2013

  • Photograph: Marielle Solan

    Canstruction 2013

  • Photograph: Marielle Solan

    Canstruction 2013

  • Photograph: Marielle Solan

    Canstruction 2013

  • Photograph: Marielle Solan

    Canstruction 2013

  • Photograph: Marielle Solan

    Canstruction 2013

  • Photograph: Marielle Solan

    Canstruction 2013

  • Photograph: Marielle Solan

    Canstruction 2013

  • Photograph: Marielle Solan

    Canstruction 2013

  • Photograph: Marielle Solan

    Canstruction 2013

  • Photograph: Marielle Solan

    Canstruction 2013

  • Photograph: Marielle Solan

    Canstruction 2013

  • Photograph: Marielle Solan

    Canstruction 2013

  • Photograph: Marielle Solan

    Canstruction 2013

Photograph: Marielle Solan

Canstruction 2013


It's been a big year for Canstruction in New York City. After being postponed last fall due to Hurricane Sandy, the canned-food sculptures returned to NYC in Feburary 2013 for ten days. Now, the larger than life installations are back for the 21st annual Canstruction celebration. This time around, families can see 26 sculptures built by some of the city's top architecture, engineering and design firms. Winners in categories like "Best Use of Labels" and "Structural Ingenuity" will be awarded at the end of the event.

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We headed downtown on the exhibit's opening day and spotted replicas of the Minions from Despicable Me, the iconic display from the "Art of the Brick" exhibit at Discovery Times Square, the Staten Island Ferry and the city skyline. Once the winner is decided at the end of the contest, all cans are donated to City Harvest. Families can be part of the action by bringing their own canned goods to the exhibition space.

Also, new for this year: Last year's winning sculptures (including a gigantic beehive made of 3,350 cans) will be on display at buildings throughout the city.

Canstruction
is on view at Brookfield Place through Nov 13.


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