Economic Meltdown–Literally


An ice sculpture entitled “Main Street Meltdown,” the work of artists Nora Ligorano and Marshall Reese, made it’s debut on the 79th anniversary of Black Tuesday, the stock market crash that caused the Great Depression.


As the day wore on, the sculpture melted. Watch a time-lapsed video here.

The monument measures 15 feet long, 5 feet tall, and weighs almost 1,500 pounds. It is the fourth in a series of ice sculptures by the artists that deal with important political issues. Earlier this year, Ligorano/Reese staged ice sculptures of the word “Democracy” during the Democratic and Republican Conventions in Denver and St. Paul.

This one is in Denver outside the Museum of Contemporary Art during the Democratic National Convention.

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