David Sudler, 58, is the guy behind the igloo on Wacker Drive,Sudler, who lives in a nearby high-rise, used ice he cleared from the streets, sidewalks and intersections—where people could slip and fall—to build the igloo. In addition to helping out pedestrians, he said he also wanted to draw attention to the surrounding buildings and businesses that fail to clear the ice for pedestrians.
“I didn’t want people falling. I started chopping the ice up and decided to cut it into squares and rectangles. I’d move it at night when there was less traffic and it was safer,” Sudler said. “I sort of felt like an elf.”