Yesterday, the city of Atlanta said goodbye to the Georgia Dome, which had hosted the 1996 Summer Olympics, two Super Bowls and hundreds of Atlanta Falcons home games. In a controlled implosion the stadium, which cost $214 million to build in 1992, was reduced to a heap of concrete by 4,800 pounds of explosives.
Needless to say, people were pretty excited to see such a big stadium be totally destroyed in a matter of seconds. Those who couldn't make it to the early morning event flocked to social media to watch various live streams of the event.
One was hosted by The Weather Channel, and after 40 minutes of waiting, viewers got a pretty spectacular view. We recommend turning the sound on for full effect.
Once people had gotten over the initial disappointment of a bus blocking their view at exactly the wrong moment, they had a good laugh on Twitter.
Maybe it was supposed to be an Extreme Makeover type reveal? “Move that bus! Move that bus!”— bebinoz (@bebinoz) November 20, 2017
When I studied in Atlanta in 1994/95, MARTA never was on time. NEVER.— Bergwichtel (@Der_Bergwichtel) November 20, 2017