Tuesday, October 25, 2011
The Ending of a Legend
The walls are coming down.
The Arena was set for demolishment on September 26. With the new Consol Energy Center built, it was decided that the Arena was no longer needed. The demolition is set to end on June of 2012.
I hear it will be sooner than that.
My older brother is working for the company that is demolishing the Arena. The things they have found have been interesting. It's not every day you locate a secret tunnel under the arena that leads under the roadway and toward the nearby buildings.
They have found other things. Secret locked rooms filled with mystery stuff. Couches. Chairs. Computers. And truckloads of copper pipes that can easily pay the all the workers' salaries if they were demolishing 20 Arenas. The work will be ongoing for the next several months, although my brother sees it ending before the set June date.
The Arena will be gone. A landmark for many. Many people want souvenirs, such as the man who approached my brother asking for the season box seats he had. Yes, the seats. What would he possibly do with them? I suppose it could become a conversational piece for a few months. But then what?
How about you? Was there ever any landmark that was going to be torn down that you wanted a piece of? What did you do with it? How much did you make selling it on eBay.