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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
Deep in the Alaskan Interiors, 20 miles from the nearest town, stands a spooky, abandoned igloo showing no signs of life. Called the 'Igloo City Hotel', the kitsch masterpiece was once a popular pit stop in the 70s, but quickly fell out of favor and into serous disrepair. But this little igloo may soon find a second life. We've caught wind that it's currently undergoing restoration!
This oddly shaped building is located along the George Parks Highway  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 .
Today, Igloo City Hotel is a tourist attraction and a photo spot for passersby. However, we hear there are plans for a complete restoration , 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 
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URLs in this post:
 George Parks Highway: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Parks_Highway
 Inuit Igloos: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Igloo
 plans for a complete restoration: http://www.roadsideamerica.com/tip/4
 Design Taxi : http://designtaxi.com/news/355486/Hauntingly-Beautiful-Pictures-Of-An-Abandoned-Igloo-Hotel-In-Alaska/
 Sandwhichgirl: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sandwichgirl/6101892739/
 Beckstei: http://www.flickr.com/photos/beckstei/7471844698/
 rrriles: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rrriles/2214045364/
 mcgeez: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mcgeez/285522103/
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