Canstruction: When Playing With Your Food Is Perfectly Acceptable

10/25/2022 in
Canstruction: When Playing With Your Food Is Perfectly Acceptable

The un-canny (get it?) competition is underway yet again: On November 3, Arts Brookfield presents the 30th annual Canstruction competition. For those who haven’t previously attended, 20 engineering and architectural teams gather inside the shopping center to assemble giant 3-D structures made up of canned goods. The works will remain on display through November 14. 

Prior competitions have seen interpretations of oversized peacocks and pumpkins, cargo ships and ancient pyramids, Pikachu from Pokémon and Mario Mario from Super Mario Bros. (yes, that’s his actual first and last name), among other creative designs. Haven’t yet seen a rendition of Nakatomi Plaza, but — who knows — maybe this will be the year.

After the competition, all cans will be donated to the Manhattan food pantry City Harvest for New Yorkers in need. 

Brookfield Place shoppers are encouraged to drop off non-perishable cans of food for donation on the second floor at 230 Vesey Street. 

Tags: Brookfield Place, canstruction

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