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Taking down Amway Arena: Green rules

Orlando MagicWhen the city takes down Amway Arena, the former home of the Orlando Magic (NBA), it will done over a period of several months, with the “disassembly” performed in an environmentally sensitive manner.

The arena, made obsolete when Amway Center opened, is slated to be torn down before the end of the year, according to the Orlando Sentinel. But it will be done in a very deliberate way, with everything recyclable removed (that process has already started), including aluminum and copper. Then demolition of the main building will begin: the concrete making up the structure will be knocked down, crushed into baseball-sized pellets and then buried in the arena bowl. Next spring, the concrete will be uncovered and used for road construction around the area.

Eventually, the arena site is envisioned as the core of a “Creative Village” designed to lure entertainment businesses into Orlando’s downtown.


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