Titanic ice sculpture at the Franklin Institute [photos]

    How cold is it in Philadelphia? Cold enough that the built-to-scale ice sculpture of the Titanic resting outside the Franklin Institute isn’t going to melt.

    The Institute’s Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition is currently on display indoors, but the sculpture outside also serves as a preview for next month’s “Manayunk on Ice” festival.

    Sculptor Peter Slavin carved the ice model to the exact proportions of the ship, right down to the smokestacks and portholes. Kids checking out the sculpture Friday can take home a piece of the ice.

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