Tag: civic arena

Demolishing the Civic Arena to begin Monday

24 September, 2011 (11:22) | Pittsburgh

Starting Monday, the SEA is free to demolish the old Mellon Arena.  I guess it’s more like taking it apart piece by piece.  They have to remove all the tiles from the roof to get to the asbestos first.  I bet it’s going to look pretty gnarly for a while. http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/11267/1177238-53.stm    

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Time after Time – Hill District, then and now

20 April, 2011 (12:00) | Pittsburgh

Here’s a cool overlay of the Mellon Arena / Civic Arena site and what it used to look like.   http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/11107/1138810-455.stm

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Down in the park with a friend called five

14 December, 2010 (12:00) | Pittsburgh

Carnegie Mellon architecture students put together a huge study an redesign of Pittsburgh’s urban landscaping and planning. One idea included a ski lift like cable car that would go from the top of the civic arena area down to the David Lawrence Convention center (page 103 of the report).  Some other ideas included a water […]

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It’s not easy being green

14 July, 2010 (12:00) | Pittsburgh

Here’s an update on some Hill District projects: YMCA: This is going in 2 blocks from my house on Centre Avenue. It is currently slated for an early 2012 completion. Should be awesome to have an indoor basketball court and pool so close! Also, it’ll be one of the city’s largest green certified buildings. Post-Gazette […]

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