Associated Press

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Updated: December 20, 2017 at 06:12 AM

ATLANTA — Portions of the Georgia Dome in Atlanta that were still standing were brought down with explosives early Wednesday morning.

A long wall on the stadium’s east end and a smaller structure on the other side both failed to fall when the rest of the stadium was brought down in an implosion Nov. 20.

Crews completed a “supplemental implosion” to bring down the remaining pieces after midnight on Wednesday.

The dome was built in 1992. It was the former home of the Atlanta Falcons and the site of two Super Bowls, 1996 Olympics Games events and NCAA basketball tournaments among other major events.

It’s being replaced by the $1.6 billion Mercedes-Benz Stadium next door.



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