An impressive ice sculpture in along Lake Superior in Superior, Wisconsin had to come down as spring-like temperatures persisted in Minnesota. The sculpture was built by Minnesota artist Roger Hanson, who was hoping to break a world record for the tallest ice sculpture at 53 feet high.
Superior officials say work will resume on an ice sculpture that collapsed this week. Roger Hanson was trying to create a 75-foot-tall ice sculpture that would be the centerpiece of a festival on Barker’s Island this month. But the creation, more than a month in the making, collapsed Tuesday after its core apparently was weakened by warm weather.
Warm weather may be to blame for the collapse of an ice sculpture in Superior. The “Lake Superior Ice Project” was to have been the centerpiece of a Superior festival later this month.
A sculpture that took a St. Paul man months to build is now just a pile of ice. Two kids used a golf club to level the sculpture that was in front of Gary Pruitt’s home on Gotzian Street around 4 a.m. Saturday. “I heard kind of crunching and kids voices,” Pruitt said. “When I looked out there were a couple of them whacking at it with a golf club.”