Viral This Man Built an Epic Igloo Right in Downtown Chicago
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It all happened overnight – a mysterious igloo, popping up on a bustling downtown Chicago street.
At first, no one knew where the frosty creation had come from.
Some speculated it was the handiwork of a homeless man.
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But as it turns out, not only is the man behind the ice house not homeless – he’s hoping to send a message.
David Sudler says he hopes the excess ice will make surrounding businesses realize that it needs to be cleared for pedestrians.
“I shovel the thing so the hundreds of people who walk here don't slip,” he told Fox 32.
It’s strenuous work. But Sudler, a 58-year-old retired boilermaker who lives with his wife in a high-rise, says he enjoys it because it helps keep him in shape.
“I sort of felt like an elf,” he told The Chicago Tribune. “I'd move it at night when there was less traffic and it was safer.”
Sudler showed Fox 32 into his ice fortress, which reportedly is big enough to fits two adults inside.
Check it out in the video, above.