Last month, the Georgia Dome met its end (for the most part) with an implosion that shook downtown Atlanta.
But things didn’t quite go down according to plan.
When the dust had settled, two walls of the stadium remained standing. Afterwards, there was much discussion about what went wrong, and what steps would be taken to bring down the remaining parts of the early ’90s structure.
Now, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the demolition will be complete—ideally—by way of a second implosion. Plans call for the work to be carried out at 1 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 20.
While the timing will mean MARTA and traffic won’t have to be disrupted during key hours, the late (or early) hour means the blast will likely impact thousands of residents who find 1 a.m. prime time for sleeping.
According to the Georgia World Congress Center Authority, which controls the site, strategically placed explosives were “determined to be the safest method to bring down the remaining infrastructure still standing.”
Earlier indications were that mechanical means—such as wrecking balls and demolition claws—could be used.
The only question is, will MARTA have buses at the ready to block the view for those wanting to capture implosion part II?
- Second Georgia Dome implosion set [Atlanta Journal-Constitution]
- Photos: Georgia Dome implosion doesn’t quite go as planned [Curbed Atlanta]