Here we go again: Georgia Dome implosion set for Wednesday morning

Sean Breslin/

As the dust cleared on the morning of Nov. 20, onlookers – myself included – wondered if they meant to leave that one wall standing on the east side of the Georgia Dome. Surely a group that’s paid handsomely to bring a building down is going to do their job correctly, right?


Wednesday morning – exactly one month after the main implosion – there will be a second implosion to remove the remaining pieces of the East Wall and Gate B. But unlike the first implosion, which happened just after sunrise, this blast will occur at 1 a.m.

(Also read: Atlanta, infrastructural disaster, has another infrastructure disaster)

If you’re out late Tuesday night, expect many of the same road closures that occurred during the main implosion. Northside Drive will be shut down for an hour, and traffic will be re-routed during that time.

MARTA service will also be impacted since there will be a huge explosion right next to two of the lines. The Blue and Green lines will not travel to the Dome station from 11:30 p.m. Tuesday night until service ends at 2 a.m. Wednesday morning. This will give engineers all night to check tunnels and ensure no parts of those lines were compromised by the blast.

And by the time most of us wake up Wednesday morning, the Big Dome will finally, completely, be no more.

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