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- Part of the Georgia Dome remained standing after the initial implosion in November.
- The remaining portions of the Dome were brought down early Wednesday.
There is finally no more Georgia Dome.
About 1 a.m. Wednesday, crews took down what was left standing after the first implosion, which was viewed by thousands in person, on television and online.
The second take was necessary after a long wall on the east end and a ramp structure on the northwest corner refused to fall on Nov. 20.
The Georgia Dome made light of the hiccup on its official Twitter account.
“Y’all thought it would be easy just to get rid of me?” officials asked in a post. “Nah.”
This time, there were relatively few onlookers.
MARTA suspended rail service to the Georgia Dome station beginning at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday. Service resumed at 2 a.m. Wednesday.
Nearby glass at Mercedes-Benz Stadium got a nick on it and a Georgia World Congress Center Building window was shattered, but were quickly repaired, Channel 2 Action News reported.
In a final tweet, the Dome acknowledged the official demise of the facility.
“Alright for real,” officials wrote in a post. “This is it.”
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