Canstruction is an uncanny event that challenges local engineers, architects, contractors and students to create massive, innovative structures using the canned good to raise awareness and food donations for the hungry. The NYC winners are currently being showcased at the World Financial Center through November 22nd, where the public can peruse the can-creations and even participate by dropping off their own canned food donations! With the close of the showcasing event, the canstructions will be deconstructed and all non-perishables will be donated to local food rescue organization City Harvest. Click through the slideshow to see some of these can-tastic designs...
A crumbling Parthenon-esque can collection — great usage of various non-perishable food items.
In this skyscraper design, the smaller, stacked cans play tricks on the viewers’ eyes, making them forget these are cans from a grocery store shelf.
This hungry caterpillar is comprised of food items to help reduce the stomach grumblings of others.
An homage to Marilyn Monroe via canned pop art.
It’s citrus fruit from a can! The refreshing and juicy colors make this piece really pop.
Each kernel of this corn on the cob is a can!