New Jersey man builds giant Lincoln Memorial out of snow

A New Jersey man made a giant Lincoln Memorial sculpture out of snow in his front yard, to the delight of neighbors and other curious people.

Robert Schott constructed the 13-foot-tall monument in front of his Cranford home out of 6 tons of snow.  

This isn't the first time Schott has done something like this.  He tries to come up with a new piece of snow art every year.

"This community has come to expect to expect that I build a snow sculpture for every year whenever we have a big snow," Schott says.  "So the pressure  keeps mounting."

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Schott, and a group of 8 volunteers, spent 60 hours building and carving the giant statue of packed powder.

"People are really uplifted by it," Schott says.  "There's a lot of happiness and smiles and thankfulness."