CANSTRUCTION: 21ST ANNUAL NYC COMPETITION at Brookfield Place in Lower Manhattan


October 31 – November 13, 2013
10am – 6pm
(Closes at 5pm on November 13)

Brookfield Place
Winter Garden at 220 Vesey Street
Lobby at 200 Vesey Street

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Don’t Walk Sign by Cetra Ruddy Photo Credit: Canstruction/Kevin Wick
Don’t Walk Sign by Cetra Ruddy
Photo Credit: Canstruction/Kevin Wick

Canstruction® 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 will 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 in an attempt to surpass the record 91,000 pounds of food donated following the 21th Annual Competition. For more information, go to