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Demolition begins on Civic Arena

Updated: September 26, 2011, 11:21 AM ET
Associated Press

PITTSBURGH -- Serious demolition work has begun on the Civic Arena, the igloo-shaped former home of the Pittsburgh Penguins.

A preservation group failed in its efforts to get courts to keep the building from being torn down so it could be reused. Preservation Pittsburgh argued that the retractable steel-roof on the 50-year-old building made it worth saving.

The city-county Sports & Exhibition Authority says crews will work until about May to tear down the building, which for a time ...

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