REPLAY: Watch the Georgia Dome implosion with structural engineer Lauren Stewart

Monday, November 20, 2017

The Georgia Dome is no more.

Crews imploded the 25-year-old stadium early Nov. 20, taking about 12 seconds to erase a building that hosted the Olympics, Super Bowls, Final Four games, and Atlanta Falcons home games throughout its lifetime.

Leading up the implosion, the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering’s Lauren Stewart joined Georgia Tech’s Jason Maderer on Facebook Live to explain the process and offer an engineer’s perspective on taking down such a massive structure.

Meanwhile, about half a mile away, David Frost and some of the students in his Infrastructure Design Analysis course watched the Dome come down, talking a bit about the engineering involved.

David Frost and some of the students in his Infrastructure Design Analysis course gathered on an overpass early Nov. 20 to watch the Georgia Dome implosion. (Photo: Joshua Stewart)
David Frost and some of the students in his Infrastructure Design Analysis course look at the dust cloud after the Georgia Dome implosion Nov. 20. (Photo: Joshua Stewart)