Former Detroit Lions Stadium Implosion Fails to Bring Down Structure

The Pontiac Silverdome was the home to the NFL’s Detroit Lions from 1975-2001 and NBA’s Detroit Pistons from 1978-1988.  After the Lions opened their new Stadium in 2002, the Silverdome was passed around several times before it closed for the last time in 2013.  Earlier this year, the building was condemned and the first round of demolition by implosion was scheduled for Sunday, December 3.

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[VIDEO] Watch a Beautifully Executed Demolition of Century Old Asbestos-Filled Smoke Stack

Smoke stack demolitions are always fun to watch because they typically stand much taller than the buildings surrounding them, giving cameras great views of the carnage. They don’t always go well, like when a 2.6 million pound brick stack fell directly on top of an excavator (the operator was fine, by the way), but they’re always dramatic.

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[VIDEO] 11 Story High Rise Falls on Excavator During Demolition

A nearby office worker caught video of a dramatic demolition that showed the remains of an 11 story building collapse on top of the excavator performing the demolition. 

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[VIDEO] Demolished Water Tower Falls As Awkwardly as an Imperial Walker Does

Rowlett, Texas was hit hard by a tornado in 2015 and the city is still dealing with the effects of it.  In the horrible storm, 13 people were killed and over 400 buildings were damaged or destroyed, according to CBS DFW. In a story we covered last year, one Rowlett woman also had her house mistakenly knocked down by a demolition company when addresses got mixed up after the tornado.   

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