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Spooky Abandoned Igloo Hotel In Alaska About To Be Restored

Posted By Ana Lisa On May 9, 2013 @ 3:56 pm In Architecture,Eco Tourism,Environment | 1 Comment

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This oddly shaped building is located along the George Parks Highway [1] in the Alaskan heartlands. The busy road runs along 323 miles, cutting across mountains and forests. The building was originally built during the 1970s as a place for tired drivers to crash. The design takes its inspiration from Inuit Igloos [2].

Today, Igloo City Hotel is a tourist attraction and a photo spot for passersby. However, we hear there are plans for a complete restoration [3], and plumbing work has already started inside. The revitalization project is being overseen, and paid for, by the owners of a small petrol station just steps away.

Via Design Taxi  [4]

Photos by Sandwhichgirl [5], Beckstei [6], rrriles [7], mcgeez [8]

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URLs in this post:

[1] George Parks Highway: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Parks_Highway

[2] Inuit Igloos: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Igloo

[3] plans for a complete restoration: http://www.roadsideamerica.com/tip/4

[4] Design Taxi : http://designtaxi.com/news/355486/Hauntingly-Beautiful-Pictures-Of-An-Abandoned-Igloo-Hotel-In-Alaska/

[5] Sandwhichgirl: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sandwichgirl/6101892739/

[6] Beckstei: http://www.flickr.com/photos/beckstei/7471844698/

[7] rrriles: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rrriles/2214045364/

[8] mcgeez: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mcgeez/285522103/

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