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KABOOM! Doomed dome blown to smithereens in Atlanta

United States, Atlanta, GA
November 20, 2017 at 19:10 GMT -00:00 · Published

One of the largest domed stadiums in the United States was destroyed in a scheduled implosion in downtown Atlanta on Monday. The Georgia Dome was blown to pieces by more than 2,000 kilograms (2 tonnes) of explosives at 07:30 local time.

Dozens of people gathered to enjoy the show. One onlooker described the demolition as "a historical moment," since the dome had been there "for a long time." Another onlooker described the scene as "awesome," adding that "it just came down in a couple of seconds."

The dome, which opened in 1992 and cost US $214 million (€182m) was precisely razed within about 15 seconds. The dome was home to the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League (NFL), and has been replaced by the $1.6 billion Mercedes-Benz Stadium close by.

KABOOM! Doomed dome blown to smithereens in Atlanta01:20
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One of the largest domed stadiums in the United States was destroyed in a scheduled implosion in downtown Atlanta on Monday. The Georgia Dome was blown to pieces by more than 2,000 kilograms (2 tonnes) of explosives at 07:30 local time.

Dozens of people gathered to enjoy the show. One onlooker described the demolition as "a historical moment," since the dome had been there "for a long time." Another onlooker described the scene as "awesome," adding that "it just came down in a couple of seconds."

The dome, which opened in 1992 and cost US $214 million (€182m) was precisely razed within about 15 seconds. The dome was home to the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League (NFL), and has been replaced by the $1.6 billion Mercedes-Benz Stadium close by.

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