Pontiac Silverdome demolition begins with failed partial implosion

Share

- 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.

Georgia football to meet No. 2 Oklahoma in the Rose Bowl
The Crimson Tide lost 26-14 to Auburn to end the regular season, but its top win was against an LSU team outside the top 10. The other national semifinal will feature the one seed Clemson taking on the surprising four seed Alabama in the Sugar Bowl.

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.

First trailer and images for Netflix's cyberpunk sci-fi Altered Carbon
Enter Miguel Sapochnik, director of Game of Thrones' best ever episode - "Hardhome" - and enter Richard Morgan's Philip K. The show is reportedly Netflix's most expensive series to date and this new trailer definitely has my attention.

The Silverdome has fallen.

Crews will use hydraulic excavators to take care of the rest of the structure in sections.

Trump's Utah Agenda: Keep Romney Out of the Senate
Despite delivering a passionate anti-Trump speech during the primaries, Romney has occasionally praised Trump's work as president. Romney has been preparing to run for Hatch's seat on the long-held assumption that the 83-year-old would retire.

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.

Share