Okay folks, I've got an adaptive re-use query for a rather interesting and unique structure. Chew on this for a bit and give me your thoughts.
Maple Leaf Gardens, home of the NHL's Toronto Maple Leafs for over 60 years now sits, vacant. The owners are currently in negotiations to sell the property for redevelopment. It won't be torn down to make way for another condo tower - it will be (somehow) adapted for another use - likely retail.
The only other case study I am aware of at this point is the Montreal Forum, which was converted into an entertainment facility. Does anyone out there have other examples where such large historical structures were re-used? What issues were encountered along the way, and how were they dealt with?
What happened to the Aud in Buffalo, or Boston Gardens? Chicago tore down their arena, right?