A LITTLE ICE MUSIC • Bring on the snow and
relentless cold — now winter has its chimes
Icicles dangling from rooftops are beguiling, “but who can resist pulling them down to hear them shat- ter?” asks Robert Linn of Moskow Linn Architects of Boston.
Such sight and sound inspired him and partner Keith Moskow
to create Ice Chimes, a winter sculpture on display on Boston’s
Rose Kennedy Greenway through April. Heat coils in a perforated canopy melt snow and ice then the water drips along metal
conduits beneath. Add frigid air and, voilá, icicles, which clink
and chime in the wind until, heavy with their own weight, they
fall into the steel hopper below for a percussive finale.
waiting for the freeze at the
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Ice Chimes sculpture are
(from left) Robert Linn, Oliver
Bouchier of Payne|Bouchier Fine
Builders, who constructed it,
and project co-designer Sarah
West of Moskow Linn Architects.