The giant cube, with sides measuring 80 inches each, was assembled Friday morning and will be available to view for as long as it exists.

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A new art installation can be found at Seattle’s Occidental Park.

But it won’t last long — because it’s melting.

ICE CUBE is a 10-ton sculpture designed by Seattle architecture firm Olson Kundig and assembled from 64 smaller blocks of ice delivered to the park.

The giant cube, with sides measuring 80 inches each, was assembled Friday morning and will be available to view for as long as it exists.

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So, exactly how long will that be?

“We’re actually not sure about how long it will last — we have some ideas, but are excited to watch it as it actually evolves, weather and human-activity permitting,” said Gabriela Frank, Olson Kundig’s marketing director, in an email.

The installation was designed by Clay Anderson, Noah Conley, Jarri Hasnain and Gregory Nakata of Olson Kundig for the Seattle Design Festival.

The festival’s Block Party is Saturday and Sunday — and the giant ice cube is sure to be a highlight.

That is, as long as it doesn’t get too warm.