TV Host Fights Demolition Of 1893 HouseThe future of a 120-year-old house in South Minneapolis will be decided on Friday by the Minneapolis City Council. The home at 2320 Colfax Avenue south was built by master builder Theron Potter Healy in 1893. It's now being used a 15-unit rooming house.
Metrodome Demolition Reaches Completion EarlyThe Metrodome is no more. Project leaders for the new Minnesota Vikings stadium says the demolition of the team's old home was formally completed Thursday. The final remnants were being trucked away a month ahead of schedule.
Good Question: What's Happening To All Of That Metrodome Debris?If the Metrodome's demolition was like a Vikings football game, we'd be in the final few minutes of the last quarter. Anyone who has driven by the facility over the past few weeks has likely noticed the demolition is almost complete. "All we have left is to clear the site of the rubble," said Michele Kelm-Helgen, Chair of the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority.
Officials: 80 Percent Of Metrodome To Be RecycledThe Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority said Wednesday that more than 80 percent of the Metrodome will be recycled as part of the ongoing demolition, which will finish up next month and is currently on schedule.
Crews Implode Historic St. Paul SmokestackA piece of St. Paul history came down Sunday morning in dramatic fashion. Demolition crews brought down a towering smokestack as part of the ongoing demolition of the Island Station Power plant. After standing over the Mississippi riverfront for more than 90 years, the 280-foot smokestack crumbled in a matter of seconds.
Explosives Bring Down More Of The MetrodomeConstruction crews took a big step Sunday towards demolishing the Metrodome. Anyone in the downtown area may have heard a loud blast as explosives were used to take down a concrete ring beam inside the Dome.
Metrodome Ring Beam To Be Demolished SundayThe last remaining concrete ring beam at the Metrodome is scheduled to be demolished Sunday.
Unexpected Collapse Halts Metrodome DemolitionDemolition of the Metrodome was put on hold after an unexpected collapse on Monday. Officials say a beam on the top tier of the Dome fell while crews were working on the structure yesterday afternoon.
Demolition Crews Begin Tearing Down Metrodome WallsIt's a milestone week in the demolition of the Metrodome, with crews starting to knock holes in the exterior walls, starting with the northeast corner.
Metrodome Roof Structure Demolished With Blasts It's another milestone in the demolition of the Metrodome. On Sunday, the cables that supported the facility's famous roof were severed as construction crews set off about a dozen explosive charges.
Metrodome Employees Reflect On 31 YearsSunday marks the end of an era in Minnesota sports history. The Vikings last regular-season game will be the final event at the Metrodome before demolition begins, making way for a new stadium. For the past month, concession workers have been sharing their memories on a growing message board. The tunnels underneath the Metrodome are a place where few fans have ever traveled, but near the loading elevator, history is on display.
Vikings Stadium Construction Off To Swift StartThe big dig is on. Construction on a new Vikings stadium is well underway. In fact, it's going so fast that the demolition of the old Dome could happen soon. Mortenson Construction Company, the builder of the new stadium, has already removed 100,000 tons of dirt, creating a vast hole that is essentially a foundation for the new facility. Workers are putting in the pilings to secure the outer perimeter. All of this is in preparation for the last Dome event: the Vikings game against the Lions on Dec. 29.