Video of a Schuylkill River Ice Breaker Is Oddly Therapeutic

It's almost spring!

We can’t get enough of the frozen Schuylkill River. Yesterday, it was a stunning drone video that gracefully hovered over the Hidden River. Today, we get to watch an ice breaker split the long sheet of ice that recently spanned the breadth of the river. Oddly enough, the video is almost like a stress release for those of us that are begging for warmer weather. Watch this a few times, we promise it will make you feel a little better!

Architect Josh Otto, principal of OTTO Architects, the group behind the killer look at the no-tipping restaurant Girard, captured the scenes from the Walnut Street Bridge and sped them up for all of us to get the gist. “That was a nice case of being in the right place at the right time,” said Otto. “It was awesome when the huge acre-sized sheets of ice start to push around.”