Pontiac Silverdome still standing, officials say 'built a little too well'

Posted at 8:56 AM, Dec 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-03 14:05:39-05

PONTIAC, Mich. -- The Pontiac Silverdome was scheduled to be imploded Sunday morning, at 8:30 sharp.

Thousands watched online. Would another bus block the view?

Not this time. The charges went off, the building sent out puffs of smoke... and then nothing.

The Silverdome -- where the Cincinnati Bengals played in their first Super Bowl in January 1982 against San Francisco -- was still standing.

Construction crews said the implosion did work... sort of: Crews placed explosives in steel beams, which broke off.

Initially, officials said the Silverdome was "built a little too well."

Later, the executive vice president of Adamo, the demolition company, said eight of the charges became disconnected and didn't go off.

The demolition will be rescheduled, although it hasn't been announced when.

The Bengals lost that Super Bowl, by the way. Not that we needed to remind you.