The gutting and deconstruction of Pittsburgh's Civic Arena has been ongoing, but the iconic roof that gave the Igloo its name had remained intact. That's until Saturday morning, when the first panels were knocked down from the former home of the Pittsburgh Penguins.
The money shot's about 35 seconds into this clip:
Does anyone know the whereabouts for Powers Boothe today?
"It went perfect. It all just floated down," said George Boehm, a contractor for Noralco Corp., which is overseeing the arena's demolition.
The panel was on the city side of the building. Contractors cut the structural supports below so that the panel fell onto the arena floor. Later, it will be cut into small pieces for removal. The work for each roof panel will take about a week to two weeks to complete. In coming weeks, there will be five similar demolition sessions at the arena. Today's demolition was postponed twice due to snow on the past two Saturdays.
So sad. Such memories in that arena. Who can forget the one time Penguins fans saw the Stanley Cup captured in Pittsburgh, when Nicklas Lidstrom hoisted it above his head …