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Mellon Arena To Be Demolished

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Looks like it's the end of the line for the old girl...

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The city-Allegheny County Sports & Exhibition Authority voted unanimously this morning to proceed with steps necessary to raze the 49-year-old landmark to make way for a Penguins-led redevelopment.

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The decision came despite last-ditch pleas by preservationists, led by the group Reuse the Igloo, to save the old building.

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The vote occurred without any discussion from board members, prompting shouts of "Gestapo" from one member of the audience.

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"Gestapo"?  C'mon, folks.

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Anyway, it'll be tough to see that old barn come down, but even if you've only seen pictures, you know how cool the CONSOL Energy Center is going to be and what a great home it will be for the Penguins. The Mellon Arena is a great part of Pittsburgh sports history, but it's probably a good thing that we're moving on and not going all Tiger Stadium over the situation.

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Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.