Explosions At The Metrodome 03 Feb 14

It was another milestone in the demolition of the Metrodome on Sunday when the cables that supported the facility’s roof were severed as construction crews set off about a dozen explosive charges. Mortenson Construction said before the blasts that the noise would have a lower decibel level than the pyrotechnics used after a Vikings touchdown. But the noise still prompted about a half-dozen calls to police. The Metrodome is being torn down to make way for a new billion-dollar Vikings stadium. Steel installation for the new stadium is expected to begin in August.