Atlanta's Georgia Dome implodes after 25 years of use - and bus blocks the entire view

The dome has welcomed more than 37 million people in its lifetime. (AP)

It took no more than 15 seconds for the Georgia Dome in Atlanta to entirely explode on Monday morning.

Local residents watched the explosion live at 7:30am (ET) while those further afield tried to view the coverage on The Weather Channel.

Unfortunately, just as it happened, a bus drove past the camera – blocking the entire view.

The bus blocked the entire view. (The Weather Channel)

‘Go bus, get out of the way!’ someone can be heard shouting from behind the camera. ‘Bus! Get out of the way bus. Are you…ughhhh. What the f***. F***. ‘

The video footage has already been tweeted more than 10,000 times.

Trust us, we were there and you guys didn’t miss anything. Thanks @MARTASERVICE

— The Weather Channel (@weatherchannel) November 21, 2017

The 71,250-seat dome had been home to the Atlanta Falcons for 25 years and had also played host to the Olympics and two Superbowls.

The dome has stood for 25 years. (AP)

It first opened in 1992 and cost $214 million to build.

In its lifetime, it hosted 37 million people at more than 1,400 events, the last of which was Monster Jam on March 5.

The dome hasn’t hosted an event for half a year now. (AP)

The dome was imploded after the new $1.6 billion Mercedes-Benz Stadium, which happens to stand right next door, was completed.

It took 4,800 pounds of explosives, including around 4,500 pounds of dynamite, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

It took less than 15 seconds for the dome to implode. (AP)

This was combined with over 10,000 man-hours of work, six miles of detonating cord and one mile of electrical wire connections.

Experts think the clean-up period will take about three months.


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