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Stunning Ice Sculptures Grow In The Coldest Weather

A Hawaii man builds incredible ice castles in New Hampshire, Colorado, and Utah.

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Brent Christensen, who now lives in Hawaii, started his Ice Castles company after spending several winters in Utah building ice towers for his kids.

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"I stumbled on the idea of crisscrossing the icicles," he said to the Associated Press. "And that's when I found ... you can actually grow them in certain ways."

"We're technically farmers," Livingood said. "We grow icicles, we handpick them, harvest them, take them out and hand place them around sprinklers, and then we turn on those sprinklers and they grow more."

Christiansen has been in Utah working on a project there this winter but will return to Hawaii soon. He laughed when asked if he'll miss the ice.

Michelle Broder Van Dyke is a reporter and night editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in Hawaii.

Contact Michelle Broder Van Dyke at michelle@buzzfeed.com.

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