The picture above is an artistic rendition of what it could look like if the destruction of the Civic Arena happens on a Hollywood budget. There is brewing speculation that one reason Batman: The Dark Knight Rises ultimately chose Pittsburgh as a shooting location is because there may have been a top-secret arrangement to incorporate the demolition of the dome into the film.
Speculation is the SEA, Gov. Corbett and the PFO arranged to allow Nolan to blow up the Civic Arena as part of a key sequence in The Dark Knight Rises. In so doing, the PFO guaranteed the projected blockbuster would carry a Pittsburgh label and helped secure its budget, the SEA washed its hands of a liability and the new governor, while still overseeing the project, has someone else pay for the destruction of the Civic Arena.
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If the Igloo is bound to be leveled, it would be more fun watching it on a Batman DVD than crappy iPhone videos on YouTube. However, it’s unnerving if the deal outlined above truly was sealed behind closed doors. Why wouldn’t they just let us know their intentions? It’s not like we won’t see in a couple months time…