Cans + Charity + Art = Canstruction

Canstruction, exhibiting now through to Nov. 16th, is worth seeing!

It's presented by Arts Brookfield and is in its 24th year.

What is Canstruction?


An international charity competition where architects, engineers, contractors and students they mentor, compete to design and build giant structures made entirely from full cans of food.

The exhibit, showcasing 25 works, takes place at Brookfield Place, 230 Vesey Street (Street and Lobby Levels) and is open daily, including weekends, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. except the final day, the 16th, where it closes at 6 p.m. (for dismantling).

You can see some previous winners & honorable mentions on Canstruction's Instagram, and on their site.

This one from 2013 is pretty adorable:

[caption id="attachment_1616" align="alignnone" width="300"]Canstruction 2013 Honorable Mention Canstruction 2013 Honorable Mention[/caption]

And you can vote for your top choice this year to win The People's Choice Award via Brookfield Place NY.

Would you have guessed: It takes 8-12 weeks of design time and thousands of cans of food to create a structure? Then it's built in a single night.

Admission to see these objects d'art, engineering and charity is one can of food.

All cans - including those used as part of the displays - will be donated to City Harvest.