Bus Blocks Live Television Shot Of Georgia Dome Explosion

Hope Soto
November 22, 2017

It took only 15 seconds to flatten the dome, which opened in 1992.

The Weather Channel was all set to provide those unable to witness the implosion of the Georgia Dome in person with footage of the event on Monday.

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

Almost 5,000 pounds of explosives were on hand to blast the Georgia Dome in Atlanta to smithereens at 7:30 a.m. Monday.

A crowd had gathered and a countdown began over the loudspeakers in anticipation of the 12-second collapse of the 25-year-old stadium. While the Georgia Dome cost $214 million to build, Mercedes-Benz Stadium cost $1.6 billion. Only 83 feet - less than 30 yards - separated the two venues.

The implosion took about 15 seconds
The implosion took about 15 seconds

The once 80,000-seat stadium closed earlier this year as the Atlanta Falcons moved next door to the Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

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

The new stadium is home to the NFL's Atlanta Falcons and Major League Soccer's Atlanta United.

Several streets and parts of Atlanta's transit system will close, police said, as numerous city's residents watch the blast against the early morning sky.

The Georgia Dome, host to some of the world's biggest sporting events has finally been demolished. She also proceeded to "sincerely apologize" in the tweet below.

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