Detroit’s Pontiac Silverdome has miraculously survived multiple implosion attempts.
Although the stadium has not been in use since 2013, it wants to stay put. It is quite a historic landmark as the former home of the Pistons (1978-88) and the Lions (1975-2001), however, the city is ready to do away with it.
On Sunday morning, a demolition crew was prepared to implode the Silverdome once and for all, following in the footsteps of Atlanta, which recently imploded the Georgia Dome. Alas, the Detroit stadium has proven indestructible as several explosion attempts failed to crumble it.
In a video clip of the attempted implosion, smoke clouds can be seen billowing out from the stadium, but the structure remains intact.
According to Uproxx, if a building rejects an implosion, you get only one more chance before you have to accept it as a natural part of the land.
A few Detroit residents saw the whole ordeal as a metaphor for the strength and resilience of the city.
Detroit tough!— Holly (@Holly__Jolly__) December 3, 2017
DETROIT VS. EVERYBODY! #MOTORCITYSTRONG— Jessie D (@Ahamay02) December 4, 2017
Silver dome 1 vs demolition Dolts 0— JonnyHollywood (@JonnyHollywood) December 3, 2017
Silver dome says: Nice try rookie.
One thing is for sure: This building was made to be here for a good time and a long time.
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