Gallery: Ice architecture: 6 incredible buildings made from ice and sno...



The ice palace in St. Petersburg, Russia first appeared in 1740 as a commission by Empress Anna Ivanovna to celebrate victory in the Turkish war. In 2005 historians worked to recreate the structure with a team of 14 ice masters led by famous ice-sculptor, Valerij Gromov.

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  1. Jaime January 5, 2014 at 7:49 am

    I think that photo number nine is actually done at the Sapporo Snow Festival. I recognise the place as I have been there and also it is clearly in Japan with the Yakult building in the background.

    I believe you should add this information to your article as this is one of the most important ice-snow festivals in the world:

  2. tomphillipsarchitecture January 27, 2012 at 5:58 am

    where can i find more information on this building itself????

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