Last Thursday marked the beginning of the 22nd year of Canstruction, the creative charity event that calls on teams of architects, contractors, and students to make art out of 100,000 pieces of canned and boxed foods. This year there are 25 designs on view at Brookfield Place; each one will be "decanstructed" and donated to City Harvest once the displays are taken down.

Last year's competition featured Minions and Sphinxes, among other things, while this year has more NYC-inspired arrangements, including a subway system entrance and a Banksy-like mural. Diehard Yankees fans will approve the sculptural nods to Derek Jeter and a baseball stadium, while anyone who ever took a high school art history class will appreciate Van Gogh's infamous ear.

This year's display will remain in the Lobby and Winter Garden at 250 Vesey Street until November 20th, while crowd favorites from previous years will also be on display in the lobbies of the Grace Building, One Liberty Plaza, and 245 Park Avenue. Admission is free, but guests are encouraged to bring a can of high quality food to also be donated to City Harvest. Last year, Canstruction raised over 4 million pounds of food for those in need, so head on over with a can or two. If you can't make it, check out the designs online.