Second demolition attempt brings down upper section of Pontiac Silverdome

Pontiac Silverdome still standing after implosion fails officials investigating

Pontiac Silverdome still standing after implosion fails officials investigating

The Pontiac Silverdome was demolished Monday, but it didn't go without a fight.

The blast was meant break the metal beams that support the upper ring of the stadium; a 20-foot steel band that supported the equipment that was used to keep the roof inflated.

Live video footage of the planned demolition, which Pontiac city officials said was to make way for new development, was broadcast online on Sunday morning for nostalgic fans and those who enjoy watching large structures collapsing in smoke. "We just have to wait and let gravity do its job".

Social media users didn't wait for official word on what happened to start poking fun at the fact that the stadium was still there.

The Detroit Lions are a favorite target of Twitter users reacting to the Silverdome implosion. One more wrote it's a "Fitting end for the #silverdome". Shortly before 4 p.m., WWJ Newsradio 950 learned they would again try to detonate the eight main charges that didn't go off Sunday.

The Lions played in suburban Detroit from 1975 through 2001. The Silverdome also hosted Super Bowl XVI.

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