Gallery: CANSTRUCTION: Gravity-Defying Structures Made of Food Cans Ris...

Playing with your food is typically frowned upon, but here's one case where it's being elevated to an art form. The 21st annual Canstruction exhibition challenged teams of architects, designers and engineers to design and construct 3D sculptures using only cans of food. This year's can-tastic creations include minions, an igloo and even a Sharknado. Click through our gallery or head over to Brookfield Place (located at 200 Vesey Street) in Lower Manhattan to see them for yourself.

The 2013 NYC Canstruction exhibit is hosted by Arts Brookfield and features 26 gravity-defying sculptures made of close to 100,000 cans of food. All of the cans will be donated to City Harvest at the end of the exhibition and visitors are encouraged to bring their own non-perishable food cans to add to the count. Please remember to only donate high-quality foods that you would eat yourself.

“For more than two decades, Canstruction has played an important role in helping fill City Harvest trucks with food during the winter months,” said Jilly Stephens, Executive Director of City Harvest. “We are proud to continue working together at a time when poverty levels are increasing in New York City and more of our neighbors are unsure about where they will find their next meal.”

Canstruction will remain on display through November 13th, 2013 from 10am to 6pm daily in the Winter Garden and 200 Vesey Street lobby of Brookfield Place.

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