By Mark Belko for Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“Two years after breaking ground, the 26-story office tower — the first development project at the former Civic Arena site in the lower Hill — is progressing toward completion.

This week, the crane used to help piece together the building’s steel skeleton and glass façade will start coming down — another milestone in the $250 million project just off Washington Place.”

“With the FNB Financial Center well underway, the Penguins and Buccini/Pollin soon will turn their attention to the music venue with a 4,500-person capacity and a 910-space parking garage to be built adjacent to it. Mr. Dunham said the team is hoping to start construction on the complex around the beginning of the new year.”

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