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Attempt to save Igloo thrown out by federal judge

Posted on: September 9, 2011 11:22 am
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By Brian Stubits

You can say goodbye to the old igloo in Pittsburgh. That's because the attempt to save the arena as a historic landmark has hit the end of the road, having the case thrown out by a federal judge on Friday.

U.S. District Judge David Cercone dismissed the case by the group Preservation Pittsburgh, citing a lack of jurisdiction.

It would appear this clears the way for the demolition of the arena to go through. Civic Arena was the longtime home of the Penguins, seeing three Stanley Cup champions in its time. It underwent a few names through the years, but none will ever stick as well as the Igloo, referencing the building's shape.

The Pens moved across the parking lot into the Consol Energy Center at the end of the 2009-10 season, leaving the Igloo without a tenant and a vastly improved arena next door, essentially rendering it useless. The Preservation Pittsburgh group was hoping to have the inside of the arena renovated, leaving the structure standing.

Maybe they should destroy the arena in Sudden Death fashion. Let's have a helicopter fall and explode, leading to an implosion.

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kkjyywlpo
Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 15, 2011 10:20 pm
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SeanAvery4
Since: Mar 22, 2008
Posted on: September 12, 2011 7:47 am
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Since: Dec 8, 2006
Posted on: September 12, 2011 3:58 am
 

Attempt to save Igloo thrown out by federal judge

Yes.  It is time to move forward.  Progress is important.  Preserving the past is important too, as long as it is meaningful in a very profound manner.  Preserving a sports pavillion, which is all the Igloo really is/was, is not worth it unless it is something like the Colesium in Rome.  



Since: Jan 15, 2007
Posted on: September 12, 2011 12:33 am
 

Attempt to save Igloo thrown out by federal judge

YA NO SHIT LOOK AT THE NAME AVERY4 THAT SAYS IT ALL WHAT A DOUCHE



Since: Jan 15, 2007
Posted on: September 12, 2011 12:31 am
 

Attempt to save Igloo thrown out by federal judge

HEY ASSCLOWN WHERE ARE YOU FROM



Since: Aug 2, 2011
Posted on: September 11, 2011 11:41 pm
 

Attempt to save Igloo thrown out by federal judge

I totally agree. If you didnt save the Boston gardens or the Chicago stadium, why would anyone want to save this shat hole? get over it. I live in Edmonton. Tear our old crap down and get us a new barn!!!!!



Since: May 29, 2011
Posted on: September 11, 2011 10:32 pm
 

Attempt to save Igloo thrown out by federal judge

I think all big citys are dumps , ever been to LA  its a dump



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: September 11, 2011 7:32 pm
 

Attempt to save Igloo thrown out by federal judge

The judge should have mandated that they level all of Pittsburgh - what a dump


You are obviously an America hater SeanAvery4. I'm not sure what country you are from but attacking one of the great cities in this great nation is not welcomed here. Pittsburgh is a beacon of higher education and medical technology and is a great looking city to top it off. You can suck it.  



Since: Sep 11, 2011
Posted on: September 11, 2011 12:25 pm
 

Attempt to save Igloo thrown out by federal judge

Save the igloo ? , come on if the didn't save the Chicago stadium or the old Boston garden ... Why would anyone care about a rat trap like the igloo


SeanAvery4
Since: Mar 22, 2008
Posted on: September 10, 2011 7:12 pm
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