INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - In person, it'll be easy to hear but not so easy to see the RCA
Dome come down Saturday morning.
Authorities set up a safety perimeter around the Dome Thursday.
The view from outside the perimeter isn't so good.
"You're almost always blocked by something. So, if you're
standing at ground level...you're not going to see anything," said
Demolition Project Manager Tom Scheele.
On the south side of the perimeter, for example, there's a
little something called Lucas Oil Stadium, which blocks the view.
Not much is visible from West and Maryland either because the
Convention Center's in the way. In fact, 24-Hour News 8 only found
two places with really decent views: One at the corner of South,
West and Kentucky and another at the corner of Illinois and
"We're kind of frowning on the public event only because we
don't want a whole bunch of people all the sudden saying, 'Well
there's no place to stand,' because there really isn't. And that's
why we have not set up a presupposed viewing area, because there
just isn't any good one," said Scheele.
There was a good crowd on a sunny day in the summer of 2001 when
Market Square Arena was brought to the ground. On the other hand,
in the middle of December, on the last Saturday before Christmas,
fewer people may feel moved to head downtown to watch an
One Indianapolis man says he'll have better things to do.
"Family visits...just kind of getting the house, spending time
with the family. I would not bring my children or wife down here to
watch the implosion of the Dome," said Justin Brown.
"It's worth seeing, but seeing from where? And I really believe
that the best spot will be on TV," said Scheele.
To see the Dome implosion from the comforts of your home or
wishtv.com just before the 9 a.m. event.