Canstruction NYC 2013 at Winter Garden through February 11!

Every year since 1993, Canstruction NYC has brought together some of the city’s finest architecture, engineering, and design firms to construct elaborate, often playful structures made entirely from cans of food.

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Canstruction NYC 2011, Through Monday, November 21 Only!

Attentive Glenwood readers already know that we're big Canstruction NYC fans, having gone to Canstruction in 2009 and Canstruction in 2010 at the World Financial Center. For those unfamiliar, Canstruction is an architecture/engineering extravaganza, for which some of the city's top firms design and construct fabulously elaborate, often whimsical sculptural structures made entirely of cans of food. The pieces are always pretty amazing, like SOM's Town Upside Down, above, made from 2,950 cans (it is a contest, after all, and architects and engineers are famously competitive), but the best part of Canstruction is that when the exhibition is over all of the tens of thousands of cans used as construction material–more than 60,000 pounds of food in all!–gets donated to City Harvest, to be distributed to the NYC families and individuals that need it most.  

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