Video: Civic Arena Demolition Time-Lapse

It’s been exactly one year since they started removing the Igloo from Pittsburgh. Check out Mike Diggy’s (@mikediggy) time-lapse video of our beloved Civic Arena being ripped apart. The title couldn’t be any better: Meltdown – The Civic Arena Demolition.

Following a 50-year stint as Pittsburgh’s domed domain for sports and entertainment, demolition of the Igloo commenced on September 26, 2011. The above time-lapse contains over 300 photographs taken from the 17th floor of the Washington Plaza apartment complex. Eagle-eyed viewers can spot notable Pittsburgh events, including the Pirates home opener and the Independence Day fireworks display.

The video was compiled over a 10-month period by freelance videographer and grad student Mike DiGuglielmo. A previously-released documentary that contains vintage Civic Arena photos and Igloo history can be found at the following link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkRE8VaiO1g

Civic Arena Demolition: Before and After