Detroit's Pontiac Silverdome implosion works on second try

DETROIT - The second time was the charm Monday for the implosion of a section of Detroit's Pontiac Silverdome.

The Silverdome's upper ring and a 20-feet steel band that supported the stadium's roof were supposed to be brought down by a series of detonations on Sunday.

However, those detonations failed, leaving the stadium standing.

A second set of explosives were placed on the vertical beams surrounding the Silverdome Monday. That implosion attempt was a success.

The Silverdome was the home of the Detroit Lions from 1975 to 2001 and the Detroit Pistons from 1978 to 1988.

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