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Igloo Man is Back on Wacker Drive, 'Beefing It Up': VIDEO

By DNAinfo Staff | January 7, 2016 8:45am

CHICAGO — David Sudler says his Downtown igloo isn't going anywhere.

In fact, on Thursday morning he was back on Wacker Drive "beefing it up."

The snow and ice structure perched between lanes at Wacker and Columbus drives captured media attention after it mysteriously appeared early Wednesday.

After speculation that the structure was a homeless encampment, Downtown resident Sudler came forward to explain his "decorative" art project.

Thursday morning Sudler took a break from his work "beefing it up" to talk to DNAinfo Chicago about the motivations for the igloo:

Sudler says he doesn't think city agencies will dismantle his igloo.

"Think about it: I didn't add any snow. The snow is right here," he said. "All I did was cut it into something decorative."

Sudler said the Downtown area would be more hospitable to "guests in the city" if more people took initiative to clear snow off of sidewalks.

"I am just a normal person cleaning the sidewalks," he said. "The only problem is there aren't enough people out doing that."

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