It's Canstruction time again, everybody! 25 teams of architects and engineers and transformed an estimated 100,000 full cans of food into amazing sculptures, on view at the World Financial Center Winter Garden. The design contest/fundraiser challenges participants to come up with the most impressive can sculpture. It's a competitive field here! We can't decide which one's our favorite; we love The Standard Hotel, but it can't hold a candle to the Super Mario Bros. and Battleship sculptures. We don't envy the judges this year!
And just to be clear, none of this food is going to waste. When the show closes November 22, the pop art will be dismantled and donated to City Harvest for distribution to programs that feed hungry New Yorkers. Last year, 97,211 cans of food - a combined weight of 101,056 pounds - were collected at the World Financial Center. Visitors to the free exhibit are encouraged to support City Harvest by donating cans of high quality food (tuna, beans, vegetables). Details on visiting the exhibit here.