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"Fighting to End Hunger," created by Rosenbaum Design Group in Lake Success, was among the nine giant structures built for Canstruction Long Island 2013, a building competition and charity that helps fight hunger. (Oct. 24, 2013)

Canstruction Long Island event fights hunger

Architectural, engineering and construction firms, some working with local students, spent nearly 12 hours on Wednesday at RXR Plaza creating can structures for Canstruction Long Island, a building competition and charity that helps fight hunger. Awards were given out Thursday night before the display was made open for the public through Nov. 6

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"Fighting to End Hunger," created by Rosenbaum Design Group in Lake Success, was among the nine giant structures built for Canstruction Long Island 2013, a building competition and charity that helps fight hunger. (Oct. 24, 2013)

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"Fighting to End Hunger," created by Rosenbaum Design Group in Lake Success, was among the nine giant structures built for Canstruction Long Island 2013, a building competition and charity that helps fight hunger. (Oct. 24, 2013)

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"Hunger is no Game," inspired by Suzanne Collins' hit book series "Hunger Games," was among the nine giant structures built for Canstruction Long Island 2013, a building competition and charity that helps fight hunger. (Oct. 24, 2013)

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"World Hunger Ends at the End of the Rainbow," created by Sacred Heart Academy, won for Best Meal in the student group of Canstruction Long Island 2013, a building competition and charity that helps fight hunger. (Oct. 24, 2013)

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"Blast Hunger Off LI," made with 2,500 cans by Friends Academy in Locust Valley, won the award for Juror's Favorite at Canstruction Long Island 2013, a building competition and charity that helps fight hunger. (Oct. 24, 2013)

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"If Nothing Ever Changed .?.?. There Would Be No Butterflies," created with 3,895 cans by Lines & Designs, won Juror's Favorite at Canstruction Long Island 2013, a building competition and charity that helps fight hunger. (Oct. 24, 2013)

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"Conquering Hunger One Step at a Time," created by Temple Sinai of Roslyn Youth Group, won for Best Use of Labels at Canstruction Long Island 2013, a building competition and charity that helps fight hunger. (Oct. 24, 2013)

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"Send Hunger Out of This World," built by H2M Architects +Engineers in Melville using 6,048 cans, was among the nine giant structures built for Canstruction Long Island 2013, a building competition and charity that helps fight hunger. It won the awards for Structural Ingenuity and Most Cans. (Oct. 24, 2013)

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"Hunger is Despicable," was made with 1,661 cans by Lockwood, Kessler & Bartlett and Nassau Community College interior design students for Canstruction Long Island 2013, a building competition and charity that helps fight hunger. (Oct. 24, 2013)

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"Demolish Hunger, Restore Hope," created by SBLM Architects with 3,581 cans, was one of the giant structures built for Canstruction Long Island 2013, a building competition and charity that helps fight hunger. (Oct. 24, 2013)

Jack Viener, 17, left, and Aidan Vascotto, 17,
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Jack Viener, 17, left, and Aidan Vascotto, 17, of the Friends Academy in Locust Valley, build their "Blast Hunger off Long Island" spaceship using donated cans of food during the 7th Annual "Canstruction Long Island" competition to benefit Long Island Cares, Inc., at RXR Plaza in Uniondale. (Oct. 23, 2013)

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