Pratt & Whitney’s sculpture of a F-35 Lightning II fighter jet was the crowd-favorite of six sculptures created for Canstruction 2016 at The Gardens Mall, but the Palm Beach County Food Bank came out the real winner.
The sculptures on display through June 19 were made of 28,582 pounds of food. Once they were dismantled, that food was donated to the food bank. Judges announced the winners of the contest at an awards reception June 9.
The winners are:
Structural Integrity-Florida Power & Light’s Making the Most of Florida’s Sunshine
Jurors’ Favorite: Suffolk Construction’s Harvesting for Hunger
Best Use of Labels: Pratt & Whitney’s Protecting Our Fields of Dreams
Best Meal: Kast Construction/Currie Sowards Aguila Architects’ Lego Farmers
Honorable Mention: Palm Beach State College
Honorable Mention: The Corradino Group
The Corradino Group’s creation took a tumble about 3:30 p.m. June 8 when one young man knocked it over as another appeared to film him. The Food Zone was made of 1,600 cans of mandarin oranges, 800 pounds of organic rice and 500 pounds of green beans.
The men were caught on surveillance video, and the mall had a description of the car they drove away in, but Palm Beach Gardens police have not released any new information since the incident.