Brent Christensen constructs massive towers that he has coined Ice Castles. The monuments are made entirely out of ice with no supporting substructure. “Christensen’s series of Ice Castlesare unpredictably constructed towers of ice fortified by more ice. The enchantingly frosty structures start off with a pool of water, naturally frozen atop grass, as their foundation. From there, the artist attaches countless icicles, using water to cement them in place, with the help of about 20 crew members who work tirelessly to deliver Christensen’s self-made icicles from his personal rack, where water drips and forms 3,000 to 5,000 icicles per day. Millions of gallons of water are used for each castle’s assembly, allowing it to reach heights of 20 to 25 feet. Additionally, the interior design of the chilly architectural constructions include tunnels, archways, walls, and stairs. At night, they’re even illuminated from within by multi-colored LED lights, heightening the magical air of the setting.”
I am sick to death of everything frozen, snowy or wintry, but even I can admit this is pretty damn cool.
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Australasian Antarctic Expedition, 1911-1914.
Photo by Frank Hurley. Published in The home of the blizzard by Douglas Mawson, London (1915).
For nine decades Fulton Market Cold Storage Company operated in Chicago’s meatpacking district with a full ten stories of freezing storage situated close to major railways. Last summer the company decided it was time to start fresh in a state-of-the-art facility outside of Chicago, so the building was sold…
Photographs of ice structures by Jessica Rosenkrantz
Could these be any more beautiful?
Creepy video of an icy finger of death
This is amazing and weird and wonderful and terrifying: a time lapse video of of water freezing as it flows down to the ocean floor.
WATCH. THIS. The time lapse starts around 1:08, although if you skip to that point you’ll miss learning the word “brinicle.”