Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Philadelphia Spectrum about to go "Boom"...

The Spectrum/Courtesy: philadelphia.about.com
The fabled Spectrum in Philadelphia is going to be razed. 43 years after it was finished. The one-time home of the 76ers and Flyers and countless other Philadelphia events is the target of a wrecking ball come noontime on Tuesday. No, they aren't imploding it, rather it will be torn down piece-by piece.

The building has an incredible history. From the "Broad Street Bully" days of the Philadelphia Flyers to the banner days of Dr. J and the 76ers, there have been more memorable events there than most can count.

For me, my memory of the Spectrum is the 76ers intro's, done by the voice of the Sixers, Dave Zinkoff. Thanks YouTube:

According to reports from Philly, the building, which sits on the edge of the South Philadelphia sports complex--next to Lincoln Financial field and the baseball stadium,  is being torn down so that a "Entertainment, Retail and restaurant" complex can open on the site. The complex is scheduled to be open sometime in 2012.

Here is a look at what is going on and memories, courtesy of WPVI-TV:

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