- Sunday was supposed to be the end of era in Metro Detroit as the Silverdome demolition gets underway but the old building isn't budging.
Footage of the attempted implosion on Sunday (December 3) shows plumes of smoke coming from the sides of the former American football stadium as the explosives detonate.
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A Facebook event called "Throw Rocks at The Pontiac Silverdome until it collapses" is making its way around social media. At 8:30 a.m., the first charge went off. "We don't know why or how", Rick Cuppetilli of Adamo Demolition said.
The blast was meant break the metal beams that support the upper ring of the stadium; a 20-foot steel band that supported the equipment that was used to keep the roof inflated.
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The Silverdome has fallen.
Crews will use hydraulic excavators to take care of the rest of the structure in sections.
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And Eric Lesh, director of Lambda Legal's Fair Courts Project, said on Twitter: "The chipping away of Obergefell is underway". District Judge Vanessa Gilmore dismissed the case on the basis that plaintiffs' claims weren't ripe for review.
The 82,000-plus stadium was the home for the Detroit Lions from 1975 to 2001 and also was home for the Detroit Pistons from 1978-1988.