‘No bus! Go away!’: Live broadcast of Georgia Dome demolition ruined by bad timing
The Georgia Dome was one of America’s largest domed stadiums, before it was destroyed in a scheduled implosion.
Nearly 2268 kilograms of explosives were on hand to blast the stadium to smithereens at 7.30 am local time.
A pack of media was also there to capture the moment.
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While the explosion went off as planned, the US Weather Channel crew – who had been waiting 40 minutes for the event – found themselves set up in front of an arriving bus at the exact moment of the implosion.
The dome was opened in 1992 and it was flattened within about 15 seconds.
The dome was the former home of the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons and also the site of two Super Bowls, 1996 Olympics Games events and NCAA basketball tournaments among other major events.
It has now been reduced to rubble and will be replaced by a 1.6 billion US dollar Mercedes-Benz Stadium next door.