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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 / hshin@ajc.com)

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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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The Seats have been removed at the 'Georgia Dome' - Atlanta, Georgia 7/24/2017
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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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