Weather Channel's plan to film Georgia Dome implosion foiled by city bus

TV crew was set to record Georgia Dome implosion, then the bus ...

If all goes well, the dome that opened in 1992 will be flattened within about 15 seconds.

People gathered at windows of tall office buildings, at a nearby revolving hotel-top restaurant, in parking lots and at other areas around the scene downtown to watch the blast.

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Almost 5,000 pounds of explosives were used to bring down the Georgia Dome this morning just after 7:30 a.m.

Demolition officials say they used an industrial strength curtain between the dome and the new $1.6 billion Mercedes-Benz Stadium to protect it from damage.

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The Georgia Dome has been replaced in the last few months by the Mercredes Benz Stadium, which is located just next to the old site. Only 83 feet - less than 30 yards - separated the two venues.

Now that the Georgia Dome is gone, CBS46 is looking at what's next. The decision to build a new stadium wasn't surprising, being the way of the sports world now, but the Georgia Dome was still a more than functional stadium that had been renovated fairly recently.

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In addition to hosting the Falcons, the Peach Bowl, and the SEC Championship, the Georgia Dome has also hosted two Super Bowls, the 1996 Olympics, three NCAA men's Final Fours and a women's Final Four. Despite the injury, she stuck the landing, then collapsed and was carried off the mat by her coach, Bela Karolyi.

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