Civic Arena

Demolished
Also known as: Civic Auditorium, Mellon Arena
66 Mario Lemieux Place, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219-3504

Abandoned arena with cantilevered support holding retractable dome

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According to Wikipedia, this "was the first Retractable roof major sports venue in the world, covering 170,000 sq. feet and constructed with just shy of 3,000 tons of Pittsburgh steel. It boasts the largest retractable, stainless steel dome roof in the world supported only by a massive 260 foot long cantilevered arm on the exterior."

Update Log 

  • June 22, 2012: Updated by wdzinc: Landmark Demolished 2012
  • July 18, 2011: Added by Nathan Holth