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The Igloo

The Igloo
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Copyright: Sandy Garfinkel (messenger1) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 741 W: 39 N: 1513] (7055)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-03-24
Categories: Architecture, Abstract
Camera: Canon EOS 50D, Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/8, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): "Beyond my control !!!" [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-03-27 5:19
Viewed: 955
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a photo of the exterior "skin" of the dome of Mellon Arena in downtown Pittsburgh. I took this photo from the 45th floor of a skyscraper located close by.

Constructed in 1961, the Arena has been home to sporting events, concerts, circus performances and other major shows of all types. It was designed so that the roof was retractable - the triangular sections overlap and can be moved, one over another, until the entire roof is opened save one multi-layered section. However, the retractable roof functioned only sporadically after the first few years, so it has mostly been a closed-roofed venue. The Pittsburgh Penguins professional hockey team makes this arena its home (the arena has been nicknamed "The Igloo" when the Penguins play at home).

A brand new arena is under construction on a neighboring property, and the old Mellon Arena is slated to be demolished next year. So, get a good look at an endangered species - it won't be here to see very much longer.

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Bom dia Sandy
Very impressive archictecture. Your capture is superb.
A great architecture photo...architecture is a excelent theme for photos...and the way we look and the ( sometimes)we do anything to capture the right prespective for us.
You are an excellent photographer.
Have a good weekend dear Sandy.
Um abrašo

Hi Sandy..nice black and white shot...great light and details.


Interesting shot of the Civic Arena. It brings back memories for me and enjoy seeing it. The focus on the details and patterns works great in this image. TFS

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