Work in Progress. Expected Opening May 20, 2019

The 216 cubic feet of lake ice installed at the Cambridge City Hall Annex were cut from the Thompson Pond in South Bristol, MA on February 17, 2019, during the annual ice harvesting festival. The festival observes the storied past of the New England ice trade, and the industries relationship to the unique culture, geography, and climate of the region. The ice was stored for 13 weeks in a replica 19th century ice house, kept frozen by the passive insulation of the building and the thermal properties of the ice. It was transported to the City Hall Annex in May 2019.


w/thanks to the Thompson Ice House
w/support from the Cambridge Arts Councial

  1. Cold Chain. Artist Rendering
    Cold Chain. Artist Rendering