Second implosion of Pontiac Silverdome a success

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They Tried To Implode the Silverdome and the Stadium Just Said, Nah

Detroit's iconic Silverdome in Pontiac, Michigan, survived a planned implosion on Sunday morning. "That didn't work", one official onsite said to two colleagues, the Detroit Free Press reported.

Officials have said Sunday's failed implosion, which was supposed to take out eight steel support beams to the decaying arena's roof, was due to a wiring problem.

Unless gravity causes the building to fall on its own, construction crews will now need to take it down themselves.

The stadium once hosted the Super Bowl and is the former home of the Detroit Lions NFL team.

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"We had a lot of difficulty getting people out of here the other night.we don't know if someone accidentally pulled the wire off".

Pontiac Mayor Diedre Waterman, who witnessed the failed implosion, told reporters that the stadium's tenacity gave people "a chance to share their memories and their nostalgia a little bit longer than we expected".

During its time in operation the venue also hosted the NCAA Cherry Bowl (1984-85), WrestleMania III (1987) and a Led Zepplin rock concert (1977).

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