Day 4: Ground Zero and Canstruction
We continued on to the World Financial Center, a sort of shopping and business center across West Street from the World Trade Center site. There they had the winners of the annual Canstruction competition, in which the competitors - teams of students, architects and engineers - make sculptures out of canned food. When the exhibit is over, the food will be donated to local food banks. The sculptures remind me a bit of pointillist art, because up close they appear as stacks of cans, while from further away you can see the design as a whole. The winner of the competition is a representation of a Giant Panda ("CANda") made from about 4500 cans of tuna, 1000 cans of Amy's Organic Soup, and 200 bags of brown rice.
More to come . . .