Finally! The demolition of the old Silverdome is almost here! Read this great article from Crain's about it.
The decaying Pontiac Silverdome, former home of the Detroit Lions and pain in the neck building where I used to do shows, will also be destroyed by a controlled explosion — in part.
But whether a structure is demolished over the course of weeks or months, or in just a matter of seconds or minutes, depends on a variety of factors.
- Pounds of dynamite to be used: 300.
- Structural steel to be recycled: 1,700 tons.
- Rebar to be recycled: 1,800 tons.