Monday, September 26, 2011

The Beginning is the End is the Beginning

I didn't quite piece together the two big stories today. Let's call them A Tale of Two Sports Venues.  While it is no surprise that the Civic (don't dare call me Mellon) Arena faces the abyss there was also the story I missed on what our Parking Czar wants to do with the North Shore.  What I really want to know is...   Does this story finally signal the beginning of the end of the Stadium(less) Authority?  See:  Parking operator offers to develop 2 North Shore sites

and yes...  the web site for Three Rivers Stadium is still still still there!  Someone clearly has lost the password.   That and someone paid for that domain in perpetuity.  Maybe someone just forgot to send the memo to the accountant who pays those bills that come in.  Too many spooky things connected with Three Rivers Stadium for sure.

It has been a long long path from where this all started.

And then there are all the spooky things about the stadium.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Three Rivers Stadium
400 Stadium Circle
Pittsburgh, PA 15212


Administrative Contact:
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H2 Design Group Inc
PITTSBURGH, PA 15203-1707
(412) 481-2055 fax: (412) 481-2705

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Monday, September 26, 2011 10:01:00 PM  
Blogger joe said...

The ghosts of Homer Hillebrand, Patsy Flaharty, Heinie Peitz, Bull Smith and Capt. Fred Clarke will all surely haunt that 10-story office tower if they build it on the parcel forever burying the infield of Exposition Park.

As for the Civic Arena, do they need a modernist archeologist on site in case they stumble across an old Ali ticket stub?

And what will become of the roof parts?

Tuesday, September 27, 2011 12:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My first thought was, sell a vacant lot to a parking lot mogul, you're going to get ... a parking lot. Hope there's a sales stipulation that if the highrise doesn't go up in five years, he loses the parcel.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011 9:18:00 AM  
Anonymous BrianTH said...

I'm less concerned after learning some of his other land has been used for hotel projects. And in fact it makes sense he would want to create a market for his parking assets.

Still, trust but covenant, as they say.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011 1:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Hilton said...

If it's not too much trouble BTH, could you name some of those existing Stabile hotel projects?

Tuesday, September 27, 2011 3:17:00 PM  

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