RCA Dome implosion video

December 20, 2008
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In case you missed it about 9:30 a.m. Saturday:
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  • Awesome! (kind of sad though, lots of memories in that building...)
  • It sort of reminded me of what Indiana's economy looks like now.
  • One day we will remember how to build a building that we use for longer than twenty five years.
  • Well, Looking... considering that Indiana's economy has remained fairly stable compared to many other states, that's saying a lot....
  • That's a lot of money going up in dust. Not only are we paying for Lucas Oil Stadium, but we're still paying for a building that's now a pile of rubble. How does that make sense? I agree with Joe. Buildings should be able to last more than 25 years. It's a shame to tear down a building that, in 1983, was a sign of hope for bringing the NFL or MLB to town. I'm not one of those naysayer that say Lucas Oil Stadium should never have been built. The dome paved the way for the Colts and played a key role in reviving downtown. The sign of progress.... Seeing the new convention center, and all the people it brings, will be the payoff.
  • I have known this building (almost) my whole life. It is sad to see it implode, but at the same time, kinda cool. I just feel that we could have used it for college or maybe high school sports. Maybe marching band or even concerts? Granted, Accoustics are not the best in a building like that, but we could still keep things going.
  • One wonders if anyone someday will consider structures like this usable for the homeless.

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  1. How much you wanna bet, that 70% of the jobs created there (after construction) are minimum wage? And Harvey is correct, the vast majority of residents in this project will drive to their jobs, and to think otherwise, is like Harvey says, a pipe dream. Someone working at a restaurant or retail store will not be able to afford living there. What ever happened to people who wanted to build buildings, paying for it themselves? Not a fan of these tax deals.

  2. Uh, no GeorgeP. The project is supposed to bring on 1,000 jobs and those people along with the people that will be living in the new residential will be driving to their jobs. The walkable stuff is a pipe dream. Besides, walkable is defined as having all daily necessities within 1/2 mile. That's not the case here. Never will be.

  3. Brad is on to something there. The merger of the Formula E and IndyCar Series would give IndyCar access to International markets and Formula E access the Indianapolis 500, not to mention some other events in the USA. Maybe after 2016 but before the new Dallara is rolled out for 2018. This give IndyCar two more seasons to run the DW12 and Formula E to get charged up, pun intended. Then shock the racing world, pun intended, but making the 101st Indianapolis 500 a stellar, groundbreaking event: The first all-electric Indy 500, and use that platform to promote the future of the sport.

  4. No, HarveyF, the exact opposite. Greater density and closeness to retail and everyday necessities reduces traffic. When one has to drive miles for necessities, all those cars are on the roads for many miles. When reasonable density is built, low rise in this case, in the middle of a thriving retail area, one has to drive far less, actually reducing the number of cars on the road.

  5. The Indy Star announced today the appointment of a new Beverage Reporter! So instead of insightful reports on Indy pro sports and Indiana college teams, you now get to read stories about the 432nd new brewery open or some obscure Hoosier winery winning a county fair blue ribbon. Yep, that's the coverage we Star readers crave. Not.

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