2011-09-29 / Local & State

Demolition Begins On Pittsburgh’s Civic Arena

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Serious demolition work has begun on the Civic Arena, the igloo- shaped former home of the Pittsburgh Penguins.

A preservation group failed in its efforts to get courts to keep the building from being torn down so it could be reused. Preservation Pittsburgh argued that the retractable steel-roof on the 50- year- old building made it worth saving.

The city-county Sports & Exhibition Authority says crews will work until about May to tear down the building, which for a time was called Mellon Arena. It’s across the street from the Penguins’ new arena, Consol Energy Center.

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