The 21st Canstruction competition and holiday food collection for the needy is back at the World Financial Center. This is a FREE show that combines creativity and engineering with good old-fashioned charity. The exhibition is in the beautiful glass atrium Winter Garden, and the non-perishable cans of food go to City Harvest when the display ends on November 13. NYC Canstruction is open daily, 10am-6pm. It’s free to see, but NYCOYC hopes you will bring a can or other package of non-perishable food as the ‘price’ of admission, to be donated to the needy, including New Yorkers still struggling one year after Superstorm Sandy.
Canstruction background – This is an extraordinary annual design competition and the most unique food charity in the world. Teams of architects, engineers, contractors, and the students they mentor compete to build large-scale structures made entirely out of unopened cans of food. The whimsical, wacky, and truly unique sculptures are then on view to the public until they are dismantled and donated to City Harvest for distribution to those in need. Admission is free, but visitors are asked to bring a can of high quality food to the exhibition’s collection station.