Video courtesy Colin Blake

The Georgia Dome… before and after. (Photos by Asep Mawardi)

Nearly 5,000 pounds of explosives were used to bring down the Georgia Dome this morning just after 7:30 a.m. The sound of the implosion could be heard all over Intown as the 25-year-old stadium collapsed.

Once the dust cleared, two outside walls of the Georgia Dome were still standing, and the AJC is reporting that explosives may not have fired correctly. The walls will be brought down be demolition crews, according to the report.

Once the remains of the Dome are cleared away, the site will be transformed into The Home Depot Backyard, a greenspace providing community programming, a new parking deck, and a convention center hotel.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.