What’s up with that igloo by Denali and also the tallest building in Fairbanks?

A giant, artificial igloo marks the halfway point between Fairbanks and Anchorage along the Parks Highway. It was supposed to be a roadside hotel, but it never opened for business. Our field producer Emily Schwing has more.

In 1952, an apartment building called the Polaris opened in downtown Fairbanks. The hope was that a vibrant community would grow up around it, and for a time, it was a popular spot. But it didn’t last and for two decades now, it’s stood abandoned and slowly decaying. Our field producer Emily Schwing has more.