Reporter rages as bus blocks footage of Georgia Dome stadium's dramatic implosion

Reporter rages as bus blocks footage of Georgia Dome stadium's dramatic implosion

The dome opened in 1992, and it was flattened within about 15 seconds.

The Weather Channel had a ideal vantage point to view Monday's implosion of the Georgia Dome in Atlanta; a spectacular event that only took seconds to complete.

Onlookers gathered at skyscrapers' windows, at a restaurant atop the city's tallest hotel, in parking lots and on nearby streets to watch the destruction of the landmark stadium.

The broadcaster's science editor, James Crugnale, had his stream set for 40 minutes before the first loud boom signalled the beginning of the end for the 25-year-old stadium. A vast debris cloud hovered over the site before slowly drifting across downtown. While the Georgia Dome cost $214 million to build, Mercedes-Benz Stadium cost $1.6 billion.

The Home Depot Backyard should be open and ready for the Atlanta Falcons' next football season in the fall of 2018. Only 83 feet — less than 30 yards — separates the two venues, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

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Now that the Georgia Dome is gone, CBS46 is looking at what's next.

It is home to the NFL's Atlanta Falcons.

While there are plenty of videos circling the web showing the implosion of the dome, you'll get a real kick out of this one by The Weather Channel. Atlanta's public transit system, MARTA, had other ideas. It cost $214 million.

And, then she trolled The Weather Channel on Twitter.

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