Published: Mon, December 04, 2017
Entertaiment | By Lawrence Myers

Failed implosion of Detroit Silverdome Stadium

Failed implosion of Detroit Silverdome Stadium

It began with the familiar dramatic scene: A series of bright flashes chased each other around the condemned stadium, emitting dozens of plumes of smoke. Demolition company Adamo says that the blasts in Pontiac, Michigan, did weaken the Silverdome and it could still fall, but it's unclear when that might happen. "We'll figure out why and we'll make sure that that happens safely", said Dr. Deirdre. One official said that the dome falling down is now in the hands of gravity. The beams support the upper steel band that kept the roof inflated-when there was an inflatable roof. The blasts were meant to break the beams and cause the colossal ring to come crashing down, WDIV reported. "It's going to take us a while to research it all".

That's because, officials told Detroit's WXYZ, the Silverdome was "built a little too well". The implosion did do its job of breaking the stadium's steel beams, just not enough of them. "The place must be waiting until the 4th quarter to actually implode".

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On Sunday, the Silverdome was scheduled to be demolished but things didn't exactly go as planned. One more wrote it's a "Fitting end for the #silverdome".

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The Silverdome hosted tons of big events, from Super Bowls to World Cup soccer matches to concerts, but it was finally time to say goodbye to a Detroit landmark.

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