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Looks Official This Time, Igloo to be Torn Down

From Pittsburgh’s WTAE:

PITTSBURGH—The city Planning Commission heard many public comments Tuesday before voting to move ahead with demolition of the Civic Arena, the former home of the Pittsburgh Penguins.

The Sports and Exhibition Authority had already voted unanimously in September to tear down the old arena, but the planning commission’s approval was also required for any demolitions and redevelopment within Pittsburgh’s Golden Triangle.  Some preservationists had fought to save the silver-domed staple along Centre Avenue and find another use for the old arena, which has hosted hundreds of concerts, basketball games and special events over the past 50 years.

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Evilpens's avatar

OH what a Shame !! What is Rob Pfaffman going to do for Attention now

Posted by Evilpens on 11/23/10 at 09:46 PM ET


Sadly, it’s time to say goodbye to the Igloo. It is kind of like putting your lifelong terminally ill pet to sleep.  It is so painful even though you know it is for the best.

Posted by VAHockeyFan on 11/24/10 at 11:52 AM ET

Tony's avatar

Well, it appears that a group is going to attempt to make it a Historical landmark…. Highly doubt that will fly either, though…

Posted by Tony from Virginia Beach, VA on 11/24/10 at 11:54 AM ET

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