We all know Detroit is a messed-up town. Things are so bad, a councilman once proposed making a run-down section of the city a zombie-apocalypse themed park, because it already looked the part. Michael Bay filmed two Transformers movies there because parts of downtown looked like it had been devastated by giant robots. Suffice it to say, the city doesn’t have much going for it.
It should come as no surprise, then, that when the city tried to knock down an old stadium for new development, they couldn’t even do that right.
Detroit, Michigan, ladies and gentlemen. Brought to you by Democrats.
One of the few landmarks in Detroit is the Pontiac Silverdome, where the NFL Lions played in futility for many years. Sunday morning, the now-vacant stadium was lined with charges to be imploded, to make way for new development in a city that badly needed it.
If you’re reading this, you can guess what happened next. Some of the charges went off, but not all of them. Even though large clouds of smoke rose from the structure, the Silverdome would not go down.
Let’s go to the video.
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Here’s another angle of the failed Silverdome implosion.
Raw video:Here is what the failed Silverdome implosion looked like pic.twitter.com/WkZ7OBE1D3
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Even ESPN had a laugh at Detroit’s expense.
Officials now say that they believe there was a severed line going to an explosive charge. That prevented the actual structure from coming down. Experts, however, insist enough damage was done that the Silverdome will come down. Eventually.
Locals say the failed implosion is the most Detroit Lions thing that could have happened. Others said that nothing ever went right there on Sundays, so why should a Sunday implosion go well?
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