Canstruction New York City 2009 [can sculptures, food art]

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Canny Island, by FX Fowle / WSP Flack + Kurtz, 6,446 cans. Photograph: Raphael Brion / Eat Me Daily

Some people just can't stop playing with their food! Yesterday the 2009 New York City edition of Canstruction opened, featuring enormous structures built entirely out of cans of food by top architectural and engineering firms. Canstruction is an annual charity competition held in cities throughout North America, collecting millions of pounds of food for local food banks. While smaller than last year's show, there was some truly outstanding work, especially the reproduction of Coney Island that includes the Wonder Wheel and the Cyclone roller coaster. Here are some of our favorites:

Canstruction NYC
The Winter Garden and Courtyard Gallery of the World Financial Center
220 Vesey Street, Manhattan, New York City
November 12 – 22, 2009, 7am – 11pm
The public is invited to bring a can of food to donate to City Harvest.

Canny Island

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Canny Island, by FX Fowle / WSP Flack + Kurtz, 6,446 cans. Photograph: Raphael Brion / Eat Me Daily

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Canny Island, by FX Fowle / WSP Flack + Kurtz, 6,446 cans. Photograph: Raphael Brion / Eat Me Daily

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Canny Island, by FX Fowle / WSP Flack + Kurtz, 6,446 cans. Photograph: Raphael Brion / Eat Me Daily

The (Not So) Hungry Caterpillar

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The (Not So) Hungry Caterpillar, Polshek Partnership Architects, 9168 cans. Photograph: Raphael Brion / Eat Me Daily

pumpCan Pie

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pumpCan Pie, DeSimone, 2580 cans. Photograph: Raphael Brion / Eat Me Daily

More can art ahead:

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  1. The very hungry caterpillar looks AMAZING!! One of my favorite children's books come to life for a great cause!

  2. Bitsy Farnsworth

    These are totally awesome and so much fun to look at and wonder how each one was done. And for such a good cause.

    Thanks.

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