By: Adam Gretz
I don't know what it is about the demolition of a stadium or arena that gets so much attention, but it's almost impossible to turn away. That was the case on Saturday morning when the roof of the Mellon Arena (previously the Civic Arena) started to come down in Pittsburgh, piece by piece, section by section.
Between 1967 and 2010 it was one of the most unique and distinctive buildings in the NHL, and was the first major stadium or arena to have a retractable roof.
And now it has no roof.
The arena was home to the Penguins for 42 years and hosted four Stanley Cup Final series, an NHL All-Star game, an NHL draft, and, of course, who could forget the 1995 Jean-Claude Van Damme movie, Sudden Death. Good times.
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