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Metrodome Roof Deflated

Updated: 01/18/2014 10:34 PM
Created: 01/18/2014 8:57 AM WDIO.com
By: Cassie Hart, KSTP-TV

RAW VIDEO: Dome Deflation Time-Lapse

The Metrodome roof started to become a thing of the past on Saturday, as crews deflated the roof.

Demolition crews say the snow helped the deflation process and it was done in less than 35 minutes. It started at 7:15 a.m.

Authorities were monitoring wind speeds and said if they were higher than 15 mph the deflation would have been put off.

The deflation was nothing like the implosion of Met Center in Bloomington in the 1990's.  "It is different," she says. "You know it's the roof deflating. It's not going to be like a one, two, three, deflate," Michele Kelm-Helgen, the chairwoman of the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority said.

Mortenson Construction says other demolition will follow quickly.

"The true demolition will really get underway next week as we begin to demolish some of the loading dock," says Allen Troshinsky of Mortenson Construction. "So physical changes to the building will begin to be noticed within the next week or so."

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