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Metrodome Roof Structure Demolished With Blasts

Updated: 02/02/2014 10:20 PM
Created: 02/02/2014 4:49 PM WDIO.com

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - It's another milestone in the demolition of the Metrodome.

On Sunday, the cables that supported the facility's famous roof were severed as construction crews set off about a dozen explosive charges.

Mortenson Construction said before the blasts that the noise would have a lower decibel level than pyrotechnics used after a Vikings touchdown. Still, the Star Tribune reports the noise prompted about a half-dozen calls to police from people who wondered what was going on.

The Metrodome is being torn down to make way for a new $1 billion Vikings stadium. Steel installation for the new stadium is expected to begin in August.

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