Uncertain Fate for The Igloo

Pittburgh's Mellon Arena, known to locals as "The Igloo," is facing an unsure fate. Preservationists want to save the structure, but others imagine demolishing it and replacing with a new neighborhood.
January 24, 2010, 5am PST | Tim Halbur
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"Penguins spokesman Tom McMillan said, "The Penguins believe that the best use of the Mellon Arena site is for the arena to come down and to create a dynamic mixed-use development."

A March 2007 agreement between the SEA and the Penguins, the arena's main tenant, states Mellon Arena would be demolished after completion of Consol Energy Center, which should be finished by mid-July."

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Published on Friday, January 22, 2010 in Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
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