Saturday, November 12, 2011

CANstruction 2011: Sculptures Made From Canned Food at the World Financial Center

"Suspending Hunger" by Skanska USA
"NepTUNA the HippoCANpus Against Hunger" by Gilsanz Murray Steficek LLP
"High-Tops for Hunger" by Thornton Tomasetti
"Hungry Birds" by Ennead Architects
"STOP Hunger START Sharing" by CetraRuddy
"Root Against Hunger" by Dattner Architects
"Strike Out Hunger" by Eleanor Roosevelt High School/Sandra Forman Architect
"Giving Hunger the Boot" by GACE Consulting Engineers
"TiCANic" by Robert Silman Associates
Canstruction, Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that holds canned food drive to benefit local food banks, as well as annual design and build competitions to construct sculptures made entirely out of canned food. In each city after the structures are built and the winners declared the creations go on view to the general public as giant art exhibits. In New York City, the exhibit is being held at the World Financial Center in Lower Manhattan near the World Trade Center site. Pictured above are just some of the 26 creative structures built from canned food now on display through November 21. At the end of the competitions all of the food used in the structures will be donated to the local food banks for distribution to community emergency feeding programs.

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