An Empire State of Ice

Philip Seymour Hoffman's inimitable talent, architecture in ice, bionic hands and more in our weekly look at the web

Last year over 800,000 individuals visited northeast China’s Harbin Ice and Snow World. For roughly $50 per person, visitors can tour the 600,000 square meter wonderland, featuring monumental carved ice sculptures illuminated with colored LEDs. This year features an homage to global structures, with a scaled replica of the Empire State Building delivering a solid wow factor. Over 180,000 cubic meters of ice were used in the construction. It’s also not too late to visit—the site-specific exhibition will remain open through March 2014.