Implosion fails at Pontiac Silverdome

Call it an implosion fail, the former home of the Detroit Lions, the Pontiac Silverdome was scheduled to implode Sunday, but the explosion failed to bring down the structure.

Posted: Dec 3, 2017 5:36 PM

Call it an implosion fail, the former home of the Detroit Lions, the Pontiac Silverdome was scheduled to implode Sunday, but the explosion failed to bring down the structure.

The first explosions took place at 8:30 a.m., but they did not bring down the Silverdome as planned.

Demolition Company, Adamo says that the blast did weaken the Silverdome and it could still fall, but it's unclear when that might happen.

10% of the explosive charges failed to detonate due to wiring issues that crews are investigating.

The demolition company says that unless gravity causes the building to fall on its own, excavators will start taking down the structure this week.

"I think it's almost symbolic, you know, they thought Pontiac was down and out, we came back, so the Silverdome is the same. You know, they tried to bring it down--that hard old lady--it's not coming down just yet. We’ll figure out why and we'll make sure that that happens safely,” said Dr. Deirdre.

The Detroit Lions played in the Pontiac Stadium from 1975 through 2001.

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

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