Second implosion planned for part of GA Dome still standing

ATLANTA — The Georgia World Congress Center Authority has announced plans for a second, supplemental implosion to bring down the remaining part of the Georgia Dome.

Gate B and the East Wall of the dome stayed standing during the initial implosion on Nov. 20.

Crews will implode the part of the Georgia Dome that's still standing on Dec. 20

Exactly one month later, on Dec. 20, crews will demolish the final section.

“This process has been determined to be the safest method to bring down the remaining infrastructure still standing,” The GWCCA said in a release.

The implosion will happen at 1 a.m. Wednesday.

MARTA plans to suspend rail service from Five Points to Vine City beginning at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday. Bus shuttle service available as an alternative.


Northside Drive will be closed to traffic near the dome from 12:30 a.m. until 1:30 a.m. Traffic will be rerouted at Ivan Allen Blvd. and Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Crews will set up a 450 foot safety zone around the area and there will be no public viewing areas.

Stay with and watch Channel 2 Action News over the next week for details and coverage of the secondary implosion.

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