CANstruction Celebrates 21st

by Leesa Raab

Have you heard of CANstruction? It’s an annual charity event that takes place in New York and Denver–returning next week to NYC for it’s seventh year. What is so cool about this event is that it brings together architects, engineers and construction firms from around the city to compete by designing and building a unique art form all out of canned goods. All of the teams are there as volunteers to contribute to this great charity, which then donates all canned items to City Harvest.

The build will take place on October 30th and be open to the public to view from October 31st – November 13 at Brookfield Place in Lower Manhattan. There will also be additional structures on display at: Grace Building, One Liberty Plaza, 245 Park Avenue and 101 Barclay Street.

Once the structures are built, judges will be giving out awards in the following categories: Juror’s Favorite, Best Meal, Best Use of Labels, Structural Integrity, 2 Honorable Mentions.

Previous CANstruction events have seen everything from giant hot dogs and condiment bottles to aliens and space ships–and as usual we’re excited to see what this year brings. Be sure to stop by one of the locations to check out the creativity that comes together in the name of charity.

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