All good things must come to an end. For Pittsburgh's historic Civic Arena, the final goodbye was a slow and painful process that concluded last week.

Once the home to the Pittsburgh Penguins and about a dozen other professional and semi-professional squads, the Civic Arena was torn down over the span of nine months.

One man recorded the arena's gradual demise:

Fun fact: the Civic Arena was the first major sports arena to have a retractable roof. But the roof had been closed since 1994, following the filming of Sudden Death. Yes, that's the movie in which a group of terrorists takes the vice president hostage during Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals. Can't get much more epic than that.

-- Follow Robbie Levin on Twitter @RobbieLevin.

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