Here's why: The Georgia Dome sat sandwiched between Atlanta's major convention center and the city's new crown jewel, the $1.5-billion Mercedes-Benz Stadium… just 83 feet away. The Georgia Dome‘s run in Atlanta came to an end on Monday morning, when it was imploded to make way for future development.,,,,,,,,,,,,, Go to next video: Queues in China for experimental Covid-19 vaccine. With new owner, is time right for downtown Bills stadium? Rick Cuppetilli said the goal was "to keep everything inside the Georgia Dome. The two companies have been on the job for more than a year. The demolition took place on Monday morning, and no damage was reported to the surrounding amenities, including the adjacent Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Getty Images The stadium played host to the 1996 Olympic Games, two Super Bowls and Atlanta Falcons home games. Two-and-a-quarter tons of explosives were placed throughout the structure. Though the actual detonations at 7:30 a.m. Monday will take just 12 seconds (plus another three seconds for the walls to come down), workers will be onsite for three months cleaning it up. Royal Ballet back on stage with social distancing.

Crews will have to figure out what to do with those two challenges. "Thirty-three milliseconds later, the center goes off.". Dome officials advise you watch it on TV (WSB-TV is broadcasting it live), unless you have friends in a downtown or midtown skyscraper. You can find our Community Guidelines in full here.

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Check this out! Been doing this a long time and I've never seen that before.".

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The most insightful comments on all subjects will be published daily in dedicated articles. The blast was so strong – and the two stadiums so close together – that the crew had to assemble a five-story-tall, industrial-strength curtain to shield the Mercedes-Benz Stadium from the impact. So apparently the Georgia Dome still has one more final encore.

The Georgia Dome hosted the 1996 Olympics, four Super Bowls, several NCAA Men’s Final Four basketball championships, and over 37 million spectators. The $1.6bn stadium also boasts an eight-piece retractable roof, which sprang a leak during a recent high school marching-bands competition. Stream CBSN live or on demand for FREE on your TV, computer, tablet, or smartphone. The newly erected Mercedes-Benz Stadium next door opened earlier this year. Want to be notified by email every time a new story is posted to Football Stadium Digest? "On a scale of 1 to 10, it's up beyond a 9, that's for sure," Pettigrew said. Watch CBS News anytime, anywhere with the our 24/7 digital news network. Create a commenting name to join the debate, There are no Independent Premium comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts, There are no comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts. Copyright © 2020 CBS Interactive Inc.All rights reserved. Due to the sheer scale of this comment community, we are not able to give each post the same level of attention, but we have preserved this area in the interests of open debate. Engineers have positioned seismographs within the line and station to ensure that the shocks aren’t strong enough to damage any of the MARTA tunnels. The RAF dropped the "earthquake" bomb in a raid in 1945 which sank the German cruiser Lützow. Dynamite has been positioned into holes drilled strategically within the concrete pillars. SoFi Stadium (Los Angeles Rams, Los Angeles Chargers) The concrete will provide a 12-foot base, over which will ultimately be poured sand and then finally topsoil and sod. But all did not seemingly go according to plan. You can also choose to be emailed when someone replies to your comment. Are you sure you want to delete this comment? “If the charges went off, it’s not going to take much at all (to knock the walls down).”. "Absolutely. Parts of one section remained standing on the southeast corner of the stadium, while another section opposite it, on the northeast corner, did not implode with all the others. The @GeorgiaDome by the numbers #DomeMemories And what was the solution? More from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, officials are expected to discuss next week on a proposal to expand the hotel from 800 rooms to over 1,000 rooms and suites, it even served a brief stint as home to the NBA’s Hawks. The blast that felled the building went off just after 7:30 am EST (12:30 pm BST) on Monday morning. He showed Strassmann some of the placed charges. Connect with Football Stadium Digest on Social Media: Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, free email newsletter or RSS! August Publications is a Middleton, Wisconsin-based publisher of websites and books aimed at the sports-business and active-living markets. - 11 soccer matches - 2 Super Bowls Over the three months of clean-up, crews will crush the concrete into pieces six inches in diameter and smaller and spread it over the terrain. Camping World Stadium (renovation) The Atlanta stadium, which was completed in March 1992, hosted one Olympics, two Super Bowls, and three NCAA Final Fours. Hancock Whitney Stadium (University of South Alabama) When the Georgia Dome first opened 25 years ago, it was the largest covered stadium in the world. Williams-Brice Stadium (renovation), 2021 Fly steals the show at vice-presidential debate. Amina is a 'symbol of resilience for Afghanistan'. - 74 Hawks games Niall Horan: 'We badly, badly need our crew'. Residents oppose public spending on new Buffalo Bills stadium: poll, Allegiant Stadium (Las Vegas Raiders, UNLV), Hancock Whitney Stadium (University of South Alabama), SoFi Stadium (Los Angeles Rams, Los Angeles Chargers), Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium (renovation), Protective Stadium (University of Alabama Birmingham).

"You've double-checked the numbers? It's replacement, the new home for the Atlanta Falcons, sits just 83 feet away, posing a challenge for the demolition team as to how to go out with the old without damaging the new. Atlanta Falcons, Georgia Dome, Mercedes-Benz Stadium, NFL. WW2 bomb explodes during attempt to defuse it.

A spokesperson for the venue said the leak was due to ongoing construction.

Fans will now be treated to free wifi, solar-powered games, and the world’s largest video board at the new Mercedes Benz Stadium. It was demolished to make room for a pre-game gathering space for the brand-new Mercedes-Benz Stadium next door. The vaccine is available to the public in the city of Yiwu but is still in the final trial stages. Queues in China for experimental Covid-19 vaccine. Photograph courtesy of Georgia World Congress Center. More than 1,400 events took place at the Dome, bringing in 39m guests.

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© 2017 CBS Interactive Inc. All Rights Reserved. Subscribe to the Football Stadium Digest newsletter! And there's a narrow zone in which to make this happen. Mercedes-Benz Stadium was built next to the Georgia Dome to serve as its replacement in downtown Atlanta. The Falcons provided a live stream of the demolition via their Facebook page. In its final days, the stadium looked like an apocalyptic ruin, and nothing like the familiar home turf of the Falcons for season ticket holders like Matt Dale.

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But this job ranks as one of his most challenging. It was studied for a long time and debated, but I think [they] ultimately realized that, you know, in order to keep major events coming, that a new stadium was necessary," Dale said. Check this out: Here’s an animation of how the implosion will look. The Georgia Dome‘s run in Atlanta came to an end on Monday morning, when it was imploded to make way for future development. Steve Pettigrew, from the company that wired the Dome with six miles of detonation cord and a mile of electrical connections. The Georgia Dome, a venue that was home to the Atlanta Falcons from 1992-2016 and has hosted countless other sporting and entertainment events over the last 25 years, was scheduled to be demolished Monday. Start your Independent Premium subscription today. Throughout the Dome, workers drilled 3,000 holes, and in those holes placed 4,800 pounds of explosives, all timed to cripple the ring beam and columns in just the right order. The tricky part for demolition man Rick Cuppetilli was up above: "I looked at that and I go, 'I've never seen that before.' The demolition took 4,800 pounds of explosives, including about 4,500 pounds of dynamite, ... Georgia Dome blown to pieces after hosting two Superbowls and an … Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium (renovation) Park and ride: children in snowy Piedmont Park, Floral tributes at Martin Luther King Jnr's tomb, The real thing: the World of Coca-Cola complex.

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