Demolition of the Georgia Dome: a bus spoils the show

Doug Mendoza
November 22, 2017

An American TV producer thought he had secured the flawless vantage point to capture the moment the Georgia Dome in Atlanta is demolished - until a bus came along and blocked the money shot.

More than 2,000kg of explosives were used to destroy the stadium, which was opened in 1989, cost $214m to build, and has hosted two Super Bowls.

It only took 15 seconds for the former home of the Atlanta Falcons in the National Football League, is reduced to dust.

ATLANTA (AP) - One of the country's largest domed stadiums collapsed Monday into a pile of jagged concrete and a vast cloud of smoke in a scheduled implosion in downtown Atlanta.

Here's a better view of the Georgia Dome implosion, courtesy of NBC News.

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The site will be turned into a hotel and parking accommodations.

If all goes well, the dome that opened in 1992 will be flattened within about 15 seconds. The demolition took 4,800lbs of explosives, including about 4,500lbs of dynamite, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

The Falcons' final game in the Georgia Dome came last January, when they defeated the Packers, 44-21, in the NFC Championship Game.

Despite being a relatively young stadium, the Falcons' new stadium features a number of bells and whistles. She also proceeded to "sincerely apologize" in the tweet below.

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