Candycrane: Chef Immortalizes NYC Construction Equipment Collapse In Gingerbread
December 3, 2012
Over a month later, and New York City (heck, the whole Northeastern coast) is still reeling from the effects of Hurricane Sandy. Remember the crane collapse at the construction site of the luxe One57 residence? Well the staff at the Le Parker Meridien Hotel sure do! The hotel, which is on the same block as the residential development, was closed for nearly a week after Sandy’s winds toppled the towering crane, including Le Parker Meridien. Now, in honor of the fourth-annual gingerbread benefit on display at the hotel until January 3, the staff of Le Parker Meridien have recreated the infamous disaster scene entirely out of delectable treats. Read more!
Executive chef Emile Castillo, who runs the hotel’s restaurant Norma’s, told DNAinfo, “We were originally going to do the Statue of Liberty, but when the crane fell, I saw it. I was here. We were evacuated. It makes sense.” This year’s theme is “Landmarks Around the World,” which means the “Candycrane” is in good company with gingerbread replicas including a Sphinx, and a Chichen Itza sharing the space. Visitors can vote for their favorite gingerbread structures, spending $1 per vote or $5 for 8 votes. All proceeds will go to City Harvest to support their holiday food programs.
All photos courtesy of DNAinfo/Mathew Katz
Don’t forget, Architizer is holding our own Gingerbread House Competition! The (free) entry is open to all, and the winner will receive a brand new iPad Mini! Entry deadline is Monday, December 17, 2012. Get cooking, and show us you’re cookie construction skills!