Second partial implosion of Silverdome hits the mark

- If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. It's great when you can take a lickin' and keep tickin' but Sunday wasn't the best time to be resilient.

The contractors tearing down the Pontiac Silverdome didn't get the memo. It turned out it's the second time that's the charm.

Monday's partial implosion of the Silverdome was a roaring success.  The first kaboom went kaput Sunday thanks to a wiring glitch that left the Silverdome standing. And as expected, the internet was unforgiving.

"Of course the Silverdome didn't come down as planned. #firemattmillen" wrote Jeff Jewell.

"They should have just called, we could have brought the Silverdome down with the power of Hulkamania!" wrote wrestler Hulk Hogan who once starred at Wrestlemania III at the Silverdome. 

Thank heaven for do-overs. The Adamo Group, in charge of the demolition, gave it another go Monday. It gave the announcement just 30 minutes before the implosion.

"We barely made it down here," said Aaron Griffith. "I got home from work and picked these guys up, we live in Lake Orion and made the trip down."

"I didn't think it was actually going to blow up," said Isabella Griffith. "I thought they were just going to let it fall down on its by gravity but it was amazing."

But even the second implosion left people scratching their heads. But remember, this was supposed to be a partial implosion.

"This was exactly as planned," said Richard Adamo. "So we're very very very happy."

Sunday's bomb blunder was due to eight charges that did not go off on the Silverdome's main columns.

Monday's implosion kicks off a bigger, longer demo process. Here's to hoping it's one with no gaffes

 

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