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Old June 10th, 2017, 01:46 AM   #261
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Georgia Dome implosion Set for November 20, 2017

Friday, June 9, 2017 AtlantaFalcons


A general exterior view of the Georgia Dome. (Getty Images)

Recent progress on the construction of Mercedes-Benz Stadium has led officials to set a date for demolishing the Georgia Dome next door.

The Dome — the Falcons’ home for the past 25 years — is now scheduled for implosion at 7:30 a.m. on Nov. 20, the team said Friday.

Mercedes-Benz Stadium is slated to open Aug. 26 with a Falcons-Arizona Cardinals exhibition game.

The original plan was for the Dome to be imploded in July, but that plan was scrapped in April to keep the building in place a bit longer as an “insurance policy” against further construction delays with the new stadium. Issues related to steel work on the retractable roof caused three previous delays in the opening date.

The process of “de-commissioning” the Georgia Dome and preparing it for implosion will re-start “in earnest over the next two weeks,” according to the Falcons. That will include removing the 71,000 seats.

“Significant progress on Mercedes-Benz Stadium is achieved every day, and we’ve hit a few exciting milestones on the roof over the last week,” said Steve Cannon, chief executive officer of AMB Group, the parent company of the Falcons and Atlanta United. “With strong confidence, we’ve asked the contractors to move forward getting the Georgia Dome ready for implosion on Nov. 20.”


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Old June 11th, 2017, 08:11 PM   #262
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Someone down there doesn't realize that implosions are basically illegal. They violate the Federal NESHAP regulations. They also spread large amounts of a carcinogen called a Phenol around the site and adjacent areas.
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Old June 14th, 2017, 07:09 PM   #263
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Steps taken to strip and liquidate Georgia Dome

Tim Tucker The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
7:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 14, 2017 Atlanta Falcons


All of the seats and equipment will be removed from the Georgia Dome before the building is imploded. (File photo by Hyosub Shin / [email protected])

Good morning. This is LEADOFF, the early buzz in Atlanta sports.

Before the Georgia Dome is imploded, it will be emptied.

That considerable process has restarted following last week’s decision to move forward with preparing the Falcons’ former home for implosion Nov. 20.

Schneider Industries, a St. Louis-based company hired earlier this year to liquidate the contents of the 25-year-old Georgia Dome, is holding a sealed-bids sale of equipment and fixtures that won’t be reused elsewhere on the Georgia World Congress Center campus.

“All available Dome facility assets, bulk seating, furniture, fixtures, equipment (and) video boards are for sale,” according to a notice on Schneider’s website.

“Memorabilia (will be) offered at a later date,” the notice states.

Assets for sale include two large video boards, LED ribbon boards, back-up generators, restaurant equipment and suite furniture. On-site inspection tours by prospective buyers were scheduled at the Dome early last week, with sealed offers for “bidder-created bulk packages” due last Friday, bids slated to be awarded by 4 p.m. today and removal of items to take place over the summer and possibly slightly beyond.

Meanwhile, online sales of Georgia Dome seats to the general public continue. Priced at $599 for a connected set of two, seats now are scheduled to be delivered by early August.

A memorabilia auction and “fan farewell festival” sale are “coming soon,” according to the online sales site. In an interview earlier this year, Schneider Industries chief operating officer Dan Rosenthal said memorabilia available to fans could include Falcons lockers, pieces of Georgia Dome turf, pictures and signs, among other items.

The process of emptying and liquidating the Dome was put on hold this spring amid concerns about construction delays with Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Stadium officials announced in April that demolishing the Dome would be delayed as an insurance policy against further delays. But recent construction progress led officials last week to resume decommissioning the Dome.


When the Dome demolition is completed, a 13-acre park will take its place. www.accessatlanta.com

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Old July 25th, 2017, 03:38 AM   #264
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The Seats have been removed at the 'Georgia Dome' - Atlanta, Georgia 7/24/2017
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Old July 25th, 2017, 03:57 PM   #265
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I bet it would be really cool to just ride around there in a bike now that it's so empty! Or open it up for a massive game of paint ball!
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Old August 5th, 2017, 09:57 PM   #266
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Inside the Georgia Dome: a shell of its former self

By Tim Tucker - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution


The deconstruction of the Georgia Dome continues. (KENT D. JOHNSON / AJC)
Posted: 2:02 p.m. Saturday, August 05, 2017

As workers prepare the shiny new Mercedes-Benz Stadium for its opening late this month, a much less glamorous task is under way next door.
Inside the Georgia Dome, demolition contractors are dismantling and emptying the Falcons’ former home, prepping the 25-year-old building for implosion in November.
The Dome looks jarringly different than when fans last filled it. Already, it is a shell of its former self.
Tens of thousands of seats have been removed. Some windows have been knocked out, some interior walls torn down. One of the main video boards has been dismantled. Utilities have been disconnected. Piles of debris seem out of place in a building long praised for its well-kept condition.
Outside, a security fence with a padlocked gate surrounds a stadium that welcomed 37.6 million people to 1,456 events over the past quarter-century.
Before Patrick White, the Georgia Dome’s building-services manager for 20 years, joined a reporter on a visit inside the building last week, he was warned by a colleague that it would be a difficult sight to see.

“It’s like tearing down my house that I love so much,” White said as he entered the building. “Now it’s gone, or it’s in the process of going, and just looking through the door, man, I can already feel my eyes starting to water.”
When you walk through a portal onto what used to be the playing surface — the surface on which two Super Bowls, three Final Fours, Olympic basketball and gymnastics, 199 regular-season Falcons games, seven Falcons playoff games and 152 college football games were played — the scene is disconcerting.

Implosion is scheduled for Nov. 20, after which the site will be graded and a retaining wall constructed. A park-like green space, a grass parking lot and a hotel are planned for the 13-acre site.

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Oh that hurts the soul. I've had so many great memories in that dome.
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Old August 17th, 2017, 02:57 AM   #269
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Will anyone find it crazy that a stadium's entire lifespan will have both started and ended under the original run of The Simpsons?

The Simpsons premiered in January 1990 (or December 1989, depending on who you may ask), and the Georgia Dome opened just before the show's fourth season began. The Georgia Dome's demolition will take place midway through The Simpsons's 29th season, and The Simpsons has already been renewed through its 30th season in 2018-19.
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I was so impressed that they had open concourses on the first level, the bucs stadiums built after doesn't even have that. This place will be missed!
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I took this the other night from Magnum Street. You can see in from the street. ='(

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I took this the other night from Magnum Street. You can see in from the street. ='(

Actually a good photo showing how bad those pipes and everything deteriorated. This clearly shows why it would've taken millions to renovate the Dome!

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