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Twist and Shout


October 30, 2017 - November 10, 2017

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

One New York Plaza
1 New York Plaza
New York, NY 10004

In anticipation for this year’s Canstruction New York competition at Brookfield Place, last year’s Twist and Shout sculpture by HOK will  be recreated at One New York Plaza. Twist and Shout won the award for Structural Ingenuity in the 2016 competition.

You can view this year’s competition from November 2-15 at Brookfield Place. An extraordinary annual design competition and the most unique food charity in the world, Canstruction challenges teams of architects, engineers, and contractors to build sculptures made entirely out of unopened cans of food. 


Admission is free! If you’d like to contribute to Canstruction you can drop off non-perishable food items in the donation bin located in the lobby.



Founded by the Society for Design Administration New York Chapter in 1992, Canstruction® is a trademarked design/build competition currently held in cities throughout North America and around the world. Teams of architects, engineers, and students mentored by these design professionals compete to design and build giant structures made entirely out of full cans of food. It takes 8-12 weeks of design time and thousands of cans of food to create a structure that is built in a single night. The results are displayed to the public as magnificent sculpture exhibits in each city where a competition is held.

The public is invited to donate canned food at the time of the exhibition. At the close of the exhibitions, the cans of food are donated to local food banks. New York is one of more than 150 cities around the world taking part in Canstruction International Competition, which has donated more than 40 million pounds of food to local hunger relief programs since its founding.


City Harvest pioneered food rescue in 1982 and, this year, will collect 59 million pounds of excess food to help feed the nearly 1.3 million New Yorkers struggling to put meals on their tables. Through relationships with farms, grocers, restaurants, and manufacturers, City Harvest collects nutritious food that would otherwise go to waste and delivers it free of charge to 500 soup kitchens, food pantries and other community food programs across the five boroughs. In addition, our Healthy Neighborhoods initiative address long term food insecurity through community partnerships that work to increase access to affordable and wholesome food. To learn more about food rescue, Healthy Neighborhoods, and fighting hunger in New York City, visit cityharvest.org.


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