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Crews Bring Down Another Civic Arena Roof Section

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Crews brought down another leaf of the Civic Arena’s roof Tuesday afternoon.

A crew of four welders cut four beams at the top of one of the sections. The idea was to cut the two outside beams first, then cut the inside beams. At that point, they hoped the side they want to come down will barely stay in place.

They coordinated their cuts so it would not become uneven and break away on its own.

There’s not much left inside the 51-year-old arena. The sky boxes are gone along with most of the seats.

If all goes according to plan, the Civic Arena will be nothing more than a memory by the end of April or early May.

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