Pontiac Silverdome does not get blowed up real good at all

You know, let’s just watch and enjoy this first:

Yes, they tried to blow up the Pontiac Silverdome yesterday and failed. According to the demolition contractor as recounted by the Detroit Free Press, “roughly 10% of the explosive charges did not detonate due to a wiring issue.” Now they’ll have to either figure out a way to detonate those charges at a later date — which presumably wold mean fixing wiring in a building that’s on the verge off collapse, which doesn’t sound like a great idea — or taking a more traditional wrecking-ball approach, which also doesn’t sound great but is at least preferable.

And if that’s not enough fun for one morning, here’s the owner of a drone video company telling the Free Press why he hates filming building demolitions:

“It sounds like lobsters being put in a boiling pot, the steel lets out a high-pitched scream,” he said. “It’s definitely sad.”

Stadiums marked for death scream like lobsters being boiled alive! Happy nightmares, everybody.

5 comments on “Pontiac Silverdome does not get blowed up real good at all

  1. Hey the mayor got a soundbite out of it! – “Pontiac Mayor Diedre Waterman..noted how the implosion of the Silverdome could in some ways be seen as a metaphor for Pontiac — a city that despite hard times still refuses to give up.” LOL

  2. They could have solved the entire metro-area’s homeless problem, with that building.

    But oh well, gotta go-gotta-go, I guess.

    • So are there going to be armed guards keeping them in there? I am never clear on what the vision is in these scenarios? A giant melee to the death? In a lot of communities there are more or less enough beds for the people who are not going to be high/drunk/violent, and certainly enough beds for all the families and women if they want them.

      This doesn’t really seem like t is set up as a good space for a shelter, but I am sincerely curious what the vision is.

      • I was just being a ham. They’d turn it into the Superdome after Hurricane Katrina, in about a week, and then be in the same boat.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *.
NOTE: Both personal attacks on other commenters and trolling (posting inflammatory remarks solely to start a fight) are not allowed in comments, and will be deleted. Any commenters who repeatedly ignore these rules may be placed on moderation, or banned.

HTML tags are not allowed.

777,664 Spambots Blocked by Simple Comments