Photos via Reid On Travel

That igloo ("snow house," rather) in Queens has been condemned and torn down by the hands of its very creator, local man Joe Gindoff. According to a Reid On Travel, yesterday he "took a pick-axe to his creation, knocking its roof in. With temperatures set to rise this week, so have concerns from neighbors over a potential hazard in the private garden area." Gindoff started the snow house project after he was laid off, and while his vision has now been destroyed, after all the press he got last week he's reportedly been contacted to help build a three ton snowman at Bear Mountain upstate.

At press time, there's no word on how Ice Castle Grayskull in Bed-Stuy is doing.