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As Pittsburgh continues to grow and sheds its Smoky City image, I look back to remember an iconic structure that is no longer part of our landscape: The Civic Arena.

With its igloo shaped dome of aluminum that retracted to the evening sky, it’s an important structure and many of us miss it dearly.

The Civic Arena, B&W

My dad took me to see my first hockey game there in the early 1970s, my sister and I went there to be part of the crowd scene for the filming of The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh in the late ’70s, I saw The Who, Yes, Black Sabbath, Supertramp, The Allman Brothers Band, ELP, Jethro Tull and many other bands there throughout the ʼ70s and into early ʼ80s.

My wife and I took our two boys to see the circus there in the ’90s. These are but a few of my fond memories. What are yours?