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Here is a video of the collapse, from the inside: nfl.fanhouse.com...
Thanks for adding this information! It makes this sound less horrifying to know it was designed like this, and for safety's sake.
Originally posted by luminaut
Greeting from Minneapolis. The Metrodome roof is air-supported. When it collapses, which it was designed to do in the event of snow loading, or power failure to the fans that pressurize the air inside the structure, the fabric roof remains suspended above the stadium by steel cables. You would not be in any serious danger if it collapsed while you were in there.
You enter the dome through revolving doors so that air doesn't rush out. After the game is over, to facilitate the exiting of the crowd, the normal doors are opened and a strong rush of air actually blows you out the doors. It' fun.
Originally posted by schrodingers dog
The Vikings' season has imploded in every way possible.
As below so above.
edit on 12 Dec 2010 by schrodingers dog because: (no reason given)