There was a bit of a noisy boom in Georgia on Monday, 20 November. And in this case (unlike some others recently), everyone knew what it was.
The Georgia Dome wasn’t all that old. It had done good service for the last 25 years, but on Monday was imploded to make way for a recreational space next to the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium, now home to the Atlanta Falcons.
One of America’s largest domed stadiums was imploded Monday morning as nearly 5,000 pounds of explosives blasted it to smithereens, sending massive plumes of smoke into the air.
The Georgia Dome, which opened in 1992, was flattened in 15 seconds at 7:30 am. …
Officials said it will take around three months to completely clear the demolished site. It will be cleaned up and repurposed into a tailgating space for Mercedes-Benz Stadium that “will feature unique arts, entertainment and cultural experiences that will bring together local residents, as well as events honoring veterans and active members of the military.”
Among the numerous media outlets present to record the event was The Weather Channel. It seemed that everything was lined up for a great shot of the masterfully planned implosion.
Be sure to watch with the sound on.
— Brett Taylor (@Brett_A_Taylor) November 20, 2017
The best laid plans.