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07-13-2012, 03:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Lamar Latrell View Post
What evidence is there that the construction of the Civic Arena was the primary catalyst for the downfall of the Hill District (and the inhabitants living there)? Did the more well-to-do move out and the impoverished move in? Or did most living there stay and become poorer along w/ the neighborhood?

It's implied that b/c the building of the Civic Arena coincided w/ the (anecdotally, not factually, backed) devolution of the Hill District, and the Penguins benefited from it, that the Penguins owe the descendants (and many who are not) of that "injustice" reparations in the form of "community redevelopment" which reeks of dubious efficacy.
they seriously tour down like 1/4 of the buildings in the district. I don't see how the Penguins could possibly be blamed seeing as they were about 2 decades away from existing though.

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