Edward S. Fink's 360˚ panoramic St. Paul Winter Carnival and Ice Palace photos
Ice Harvesting on Lake Phalen:
The 27,000 blocks of ice for the Ice Palace are cut and floated across the lake to the conveyer belt where they are rolled to shore and stacked for shipment to the construction site.
Ice Palace Construction:
Construction of the Ice Palace required hundreds of skilled volunteers and the same heavy equipment as for a 'real' building.
Ice Palace Construction - View from Crane:
Cranes were essential in building the 75 ft. tall Ice Palace.
Ice Palace On Opening Night:
With the flip of the giant ice switch, the lights were turned on and the ice palace opened to the public.
Ice Palace Opening Night Concert:
The Casablanca Orchestra performed during subzero temperatures on opening night of the 118th Winter Carnival.
Ice Palace Skating Rink:
Above zero temperatures and sunshine brought out the crowds on the first weekend of the 2004 Winter Carnival.
Ice Palace Pennies:
Children on a school field trip find that coins from a warm pocket will freeze onto the Ice Palace.
Newlyweds at the Ice Palace:
Newlyweds pose for pictures at the Ice Palace on the last day of Winter Carnival.
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