Ice Palaces


2013; glass mosaics; 4 wall surfaces, each 7’H x 11’W; 4 infill panels, each 7’H x 1.75’W; Central Corridor Green Line Light Rail, 10th Street Station; St. Paul, Minnesota. Commissioned by Metropolitan Transit.

Based on archival photographs, fragments of the grand Ice Palaces from the St. Paul Winter Carnival have been interpreted in mosaics. The first three Ice Palaces for the Carnival were built in the late 1880’s in the vicinity of this station.

© Janet Lofquist