Three Stanley Cups, 43 years of memories -- and just 30 seconds to watch it all crumble away.
And while the Pens won all three of their Stanley Cups on the road, memories of the hockey team's championship seasons at the arena will undoubtedly remain. But the Igloo itself is gone.
This time-lapse animation, made from more than 250 stills captured by Dan Yazvac and Garrison Hughes over the course of the arena's 9-month demolition, tracks the venue's reduction from a shining dome of Pittsburgh steel to a vacant plot of dirt -- all in about 30 seconds.
First, the steel dome is stripped away, then the sections begin to fall, one by one, until nothing remains.
At the time its demolition began, the Civic Arena was one of the NHL's smallest and oldest venues. Only the homes of the New York Islanders and the Edmonton Oilers had a smaller seating capacity. The new home of the Penguins accommodates about 1,500 more fans than the Igloo.
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