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Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

Postby moda253 » February 19th, 2014, 3:19 pm

The design of the buildng wasn't right for an implosion. there was no solid roof to help pull the debris inward. Or at least I recall reading that somewhere.

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Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

Postby minnyapple » February 20th, 2014, 9:33 pm

I heard on fox9 news tonight they might implode at least part of the metrdome after all. I assume its due to the partial collapse from earlier this week. They said it could be as early as this Sunday morning. I don't have an article or video to post at this time so its a wait and see i guess.

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Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

Postby MNdible » February 21st, 2014, 12:25 am

If you stop to think about how a tension ring beam works, I guess I'm not surprised that they'd be having problems taking it down in sections.

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Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

Postby Yourpalborno » February 21st, 2014, 12:08 pm

Why is it so difficult for us to teardown our old stadiums?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-zf_DgpDic

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Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

Postby MNdible » February 21st, 2014, 12:10 pm

This is why we can't not have not nice things.

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Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

Postby mellwood » February 21st, 2014, 1:01 pm

They're going to be bringing down the remaining portion of the ring beam on Sunday:
As you may be aware, a portion of the Metrodome ring beam fell unexpectedly on Monday of this week. The remaining ring beam has been determined to be unstable and needs to be brought down. Mortensen, the contractor in charge of the Metrodome project, has advised that due to safety concerns, they will use explosives to bring down the remaining portion. This work is scheduled for Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 7:30am.

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Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

Postby lordmoke » February 21st, 2014, 1:39 pm

Awesome. I know where I'll be on Sunday morning.

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Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

Postby Ubermoose » February 23rd, 2014, 1:42 pm

It seems the charges took a little more than just the remaining ring beam. Do you suppose the corner portions that came down were planned?

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Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

Postby FISHMANPET » February 23rd, 2014, 2:02 pm

Metrodome demolition: We have no idea what we're doing edition
(just kidding, I know this kind of stuff is hard)

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Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

Postby schmitzm03 » February 23rd, 2014, 3:45 pm

Ubermoose wrote:It seems the charges took a little more than just the remaining ring beam. Do you suppose the corner portions that came down were planned?
I noticed the other day waiting at downtown east station that they had removed some material from the lower levels of both of the corners facing that side, making it so you could see directly into the stadium from ground level (I didn't check out the side facing 35W). From the webcam it looks like the areas where material had been removed were the same areas that collapsed during the explosion. So, I'd guess it was intentional.

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Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

Postby Wedgeguy » February 24th, 2014, 11:33 am

I heard the thunder boom at 7:30 on Sunday morning.

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Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

Postby mullen » February 24th, 2014, 1:00 pm

back at it the conventional way today. enjoying watching this thing come down.

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Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

Postby iMad » February 24th, 2014, 11:31 pm

The Vikings are opening a stadium preview center this week.

http://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/b ... l?page=all

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Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

Postby mattaudio » February 25th, 2014, 7:14 am

The People's Preview Center

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Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

Postby nordeast homer » February 25th, 2014, 11:42 am

By appointment only.

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Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

Postby mamundsen » February 26th, 2014, 11:26 am

Second tower crane going up today!!!

It really is amazing how much came down with the detonation on Sunday.

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Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

Postby mnmike » February 26th, 2014, 11:33 am

Is it a third? There were two full ones up yesterday already. They are moving fast!

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Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

Postby mamundsen » February 26th, 2014, 11:39 am

mnmike wrote:Is it a third? There were two full ones up yesterday already. They are moving fast!
No, it is only the second. I missed the start of the process. Now looking back, I see they started putting it up on Saturday. It looks like there are still sections of it sitting on the ground, which made me think it was still being put up.

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Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

Postby mister.shoes » February 26th, 2014, 11:47 am

Both tower cranes have sections sitting next to them. I guess they figure it's easier to store the embiggening parts on-site for these particular cranes.
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Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

Postby Avian » February 27th, 2014, 3:52 pm

@AjKFAN at Twitter has posted images of the stadium model. Here are two:

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https://twitter.com/AjKFAN/media

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