Igloo Not Historic

A review commission recently voted to deny a historic status designation to the former Mellon Arena that housed the NHL’s Pittsburgh Penguins for decades.

The 49-year-old “Igloo” closed last year when the Consol Energy Center opened. A group of preservationists in the city have presented plans to preserve and repurpose the iconic structure.

The city council and a city planning commission are expected to review the decision.