Crosby mourns loss of Igloo

In this 1997 file photo, Toronto Maple Leafs goalie Marcel Cousineau blocks a shot by Pittsburgh...

In this 1997 file photo, Toronto Maple Leafs goalie Marcel Cousineau blocks a shot by Pittsburgh Penguins Mario Lemieux during the first period of their NHL game at the Pittsburgh Civic Arena. (REUTERS)

Chris Stevenson, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 6:44 PM ET

It's a sad sight, really.

There's a big hole in the skyline here with the demolition of the iconic Pittsburgh Civic Centre, which was known as the Igloo.

There's a pile of rubble and one support beam, which used to hold up the distinctive silver dome still stretching up, kind of looking like the arm of a drowning swimmer.

Captain Sidney Crosby was asked Tuesday about the tearing down of the rink which was home to the Penguins during their march to three Stanley Cup victories (1991, '92 and 2009).

"They just took down the last piece of the roof about a week ago. It did look a little weird not seeing that in the skyline. It's a place where we have a lot of great memories," he said after the Penguins practiced in their new home next door, the Consol Energy Center, "and we want to build some great ones here, too."

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