Crews Dig Hole In Downtown Street For ‘Batman’
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Excitement is growing for the filming of a major scene in the new “Batman” movie.
A local construction company was asked to dig a large pothole on a downtown street for the movie.
Among the ordinary pot holes on Cherry Way is one much bigger. Will it soon play host to the “Bat Mobile?”
“This hole is approximately 16-[feet] by 18-[feet] and about six-feet deep,” Steve Zottola of Zottola Construction said.
Zottolla said work got under way on Aug. 6 to dig the hole. He was given little information on what it would be used for during the filming of “The Dark Knight Rises.”
“They’re going to try to do the special effects with the explosion and that’s about all I know as well,” Zottola said.
Zottola began working with Warner Brothers in June to locate the perfect street. Finding one with no utilities was a little bit of a problem, but he said it’s just been a great process to be a part of.
“It’s definitely good to be a part of. We’re very proud to be part of it. Especially for the city. It’s doing so much for the city. So, it’s great to be a part of that,” Zottola said.
With filming expected to take over Cherry Way on Thursday, it’s not just traffic that will be affected.
Primanti Brothers confirmed that it will be closed Thursday for the filming. They will reopen on Friday by 6 a.m. and the sandwich shop will also be compensated for the business lost during closure.
If all goes according to plan, crews hope to have the hole repaired by this weekend.
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