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Brookfield Place - Retail and Winter Garden

November 3, 2022 - November 14, 2022

Sculpture made out of canned goods

Canstruction returns to Brookfield Place for its 30th year!

The annual design competition challenges teams of architects, engineers and contractors to build sculptures made entirely out of unopened cans of food. The large-scale sculptures are placed on display and later donated to City Harvest to help provide families with a holiday meal.

This year marks the 15th anniversary of Canstruction at Brookfield Place, the 30th annual Canstruction New York event, and the 40th anniversary of City Harvest.

Click here to donate $30 in honor of Canstruction’s 30th year!

Click here to learn more and to vote for your favorite sculpture!

2022 TEAMS

The 20 teams competing in this year’s competition include, AKF, Arup, BluEdge, CRTKL, DeSimone Consulting Engineers, EP Engineering, Gilsanz Murray Steficek LLP, HLW International LLP, HOK, KPFF Consulting Engineers, LERA Consulting Structural Engineers, Microdesk, Inc., NV5, Perkins Eastman, Severud Associates, Simpson Grumpertz & Heger, Stantec, Thornton Tomasetti, Urban Architectural Initiatives RA PC, and WSP USA.


Canstruction® New York is a 501(c)(3) Corporation. Canstruction, founded by the SDA, whose purpose is to advance management and administrative professionals in the A/E/C industry through education, networking, leadership, and resources. Canstruction hosts competitions and events worldwide, creating awe-inspiring, gigantic structures made entirely out of non- perishable food.

Teams of volunteers, which include design industry professionals, participate in Canstruction® events in over 100 cities each year. The can art sculptures are on exhibit to the public in each city where a competition is held. The public is invited to donate non-perishable food items during the exhibition. At the close of an exhibition, all food from the structures and public donations are donated to local food banks.

Canstruction® New York has donated over 2 million pounds of food to local food banks since 1993, and over 1.2 million pounds to City Harvest since 2006. Since 1992, Canstruction® has raised nearly 82 million pounds of food for hunger relief organizations around the world with its signature, trademarked CanArt.

Date & Time

November 3, 2022 - November 14, 2022