Heavy 'Canstruction' in Lower Manhattan Feeds Good Cause

NEW YORK - Artists are bringing some "can-do" spirit to a new exhibit in Lower Manhattan.

The 24th annual "Canstruction" show begins its two week-residency at Brookfield Place Thursday.

Nearly 90,000 unopened cans of food were used to create more than two-dozen sculptures.

There's a carousel, a wolf and even the infamous subway pizza rat.

Organizers say it's not just a unique display, it's also for a good cause.

"Teams of architects and engineers, we have 25 teams this year, build these great structures, we exhibit them and we donate them to city harvest who in turn distributes them to over 500 food banks," said Jennifer Green of Canstruction.

"We love the way that the show inspires the generosity of New Yorkers for there fellow New Yorkers, and we ask everyone who comes to the exhibit bring a can of food to donate to help the needy," said Brookfield Arts Co-director Elysa Marden.

"Canstruction" is also hosting similar shows in more than 100 cities across the country and around the world.

It runs until November 16 here in the city.

For more information, visit canstructionny.org.

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