Published: Mon, December 04, 2017
Culture&Arts | By Hattie Nash

Implosion fails at Pontiac Silverdome

Implosion fails at Pontiac Silverdome

"We'll figure out why and we'll make sure that that happens safely", said Dr. Deirdre. Yet, this long-time staple of life in Detroit chose to cling to life for at least a little while longer. The beams support the upper steel band that kept the roof inflated-when there was an inflatable roof. Construction officials told a CNN affiliate the explosives did succeed in breaking the stadium's steel beams.

"At some point, gravity is gonna take over, one of these sections is gonna go and it's gonna rip everything with it". "We just have to wait and let gravity do its job".

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Despite the best efforts of officials in Detroit, the Silverdome refused to die. "The place must be waiting until the 4th quarter to actually implode".

There is conflicting information about what exactly happened during the planned implosion. One posted, "The #Silverdome not collapsing when the charges went off might be the most #Lions thing in the history of Lions things". However, the Silverdome apparently is indestructible, as the numerous explosions failed to bring down the building.

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A second run at the implosion is in the works, according to WDIV.

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The Silverdome was also home of the Detroit Pistons and hosted the Super Bowl in 1982.

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