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Ice Climbing Tower May Be Raised Again

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OGDEN, Utah (AP) -- A refrigerated ice climbing tower may be on the rise again.

Jeff Lowe designed the Holographic Ice Tower for the X Games in the mid-1990s. He is trying to get it raised again in Ogden. The structure has been laying in a parking lot the last two years.

Ogden city officials are hoping to get the tower in a spot downtown.

Ogden Climbing Parks has already been approved for $200,000 in tax money. That's about half the estimated $400,000 it will take to upgrade and reconstruct the 65-foot tower.

The rebuilt tower will feature improved insulation and cooling systems that will make it more efficient and extend its ice season to at least five months a year.

Money raised at the Ogden Climb Fest on Saturday will support the ice tower project.

Information from: Standard-Examiner

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