Gallery: Canstruction: Amazing Sculptures Made From Canned Goods

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.


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  1. usaflags November 28, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    How does one or a group get the cans of the correct shape or color to be donated? And is some kind of computer program used for the design or is it just roughed out on paper? We are an Art Center and thought we could do 1 or 2 of these for our community. Thanks for any info.

  2. spotty August 20, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    The skyscrapers in slide 7 also show a man’s face. Who is he?

  3. NEW PHOTOS: Canstructio... November 19, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    [...] Just last week we brought you a peek at the incredible winners of this year’s NYC’s Canstruction competition, which challenges engineers, architects, contractors, and students to create massive structures made entirely from canned goods to raise awareness and food for the hungry. Just yesterday we sent one of our very own intrepid reporters to capture an up-close look at all of the incredible submissions — hit the jump for an exclusive look at some of this year’s best designs – and if you’re in town be sure to stop by the World Financial Center because this exhibit closes on Monday! [...]

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