After more than 49,000 truckloads of debris were hauled away, the complete demolition of the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome will be completed this afternoon when the last truckload leaves the project site. According to the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority the project is approximately a month ahead of schedule.
"This is the first contract that has been completed on our way to the new stadium. It's a major milestone for the project," said Chair of the MSFA. "We appreciate Frattalone Companies completing the demolition of the Metrodome safely, and ahead of schedule."
Construction of the new stadium is scheduled for completion in July 2016.
Inside the Numbers:
Metrodome roof deflation- January 18, 2014
Roof support cables severed- February 2, 2014
Beginning of stadium structural demolition- February 10, 2014
Ring beam implosion- February 23, 2014
Substantial completion of demolition- April 16, 2014
Stadium structural demolition duration- 9.5 weeks
Specified demolition completion date- May 15, 2014
Demolition completed ahead of schedule- 4 weeks
4,910 truckloads of debris were hauled from the site
15,800 hours were logged by Frattalone Companies for demolition activities
More than 80% of the Metrodome will be recycled including steel and concrete
80,000 tons of concrete will be recycled for use in other building projects
120 tons of cast iron and 75 tons of high density polyethylene were recycled from seats not sold to fans
Metals are being recycled include:
4,500 tons of structural steel have been reclaimed and are being prepped for recycling off site
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