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Tuna cans — a good thing • Brooklyn Paper

Tuna cans — a good thing

Photo by Kevin Wick

Tuna cans — a good thing

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Not satisfied with just building Brooklyn Bridge Park, the engineer geeks at Skanska USA’s Metro New York office tested their construction skills and fabricated a replica of our very own Brooklyn Bridge from, are you ready?, 440 cans of tuna, 860 cans of anchovies, 630 cans of Spam, 120 feet of wire, one roll of string and two bags of number 64 rubber bands (and a partridge in a pear tree). The massive recycled span entitled, “Suspending Hunger,” was submitted in support of a community food program at the New Jersey chapter of the American Institute of Architect’s 19th annual “Can”struction event. It took home the award for Structural Ingenuity — then was dismantled and donated to charity through City Harvest.

Reach reporter Joanna DelBuono at jdelbuono@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-2523.

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