Ice Chimes

It's a tower.  Well, it's a piece of equipment.  OK, it's sculpture.  What is this thing?  

Snow falls on the roof and is melted by electrical current; the water produced drips onto hanging metal pipes and freezes to ice in the cold.  The wind blows, the tubes sway and hit, the ices crazes and drops into a resonant metal tub.  An Ice Chime.  

This elegant design combined timber posts, dimension lumber rafters, LVL stiffening elements, and cable bracing for lateral stability.  We are still waiting for a winter cold and snowy enough to demonstrate proof of concept! 

First erected on Boston's Greenway, it can now be found at Dartmouth College in NH.

  • Moskow Linn Architects