Friday, July 16, 2010

Old Photo Friday: Brian at Kingdome Demolition

Who: Brian
What: Kingdome demolition site
Where: SODO (south of downtown) Seattle
When: March 2000

Before thousands of Seattlites, the Kingdome was destroyed by implosion on March 26, 2000. It set a world record for the largest structure implosion by volume. It was also the first domed stadium in the United States to ever be demolished.

In 2002, Qwest Field was built and now occupies the site. It was built using a significant amount of recycled concrete as well as four scoreboards from the demolished Kingdome. Safefo Field, the Mariners' home park, sits next door, on the other side of Royal Brougham Way.