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Last of Metrodome leaves site; project ahead of schedule

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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

Project Facts:

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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