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.
Roger Hanson is a man of many trades. He’s worked in construction, engineering, and computer software, and all of those skills came together when he decided to create a massive ice sculpture.