Before you start complaining how cold it is where you work, check out these photos of construction that took place at the South Pole Station.

Here is a blog entry from a carpenter who knows what it's like to work in cold conditions, having spent a number of summers (yeah, 30-below wind chill in the summer) working at the South Pole Station. His description of how he has to dress to work in that weather will be familiar to anyone who has worked outdoors in cold winter weather — except for the part about having to wearing ski goggles.

The local paper (local if you live in Antarctica) published this story about constructing what is essentially a giant Quonset hut at 60-below. Evidently, it's very tough to pull electrical wire at that temperature.

Here are some photo galleries of roofing work and demo.

Archived Comments

January 15, 2013

I have been a subscriber since the Magazine was The New England Journal of light Construction.

Posted By: tom@tomturcketta.com | Time: 9:59:51.33 PM

January 16, 2013

The article implies they're using incandescent lamps in the LO... in 2012!

Posted By: BobboMax | Time: 2:58:54.287 AM