RCA Dome implosion video

December 20, 2008
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In case you missed it about 9:30 a.m. Saturday:
  • 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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