Updated: Monday, 17 Nov 2008, 7:32 PM EST
Published : Monday, 17 Nov 2008, 5:17 PM EST
INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - In a little more than a month, the RCA Dome will be imploded.
A quick look from the outside and it still looks like the old
Dome, minus of few posters of Colts players. Take a closer look
though and you'll see major pieces of the building gone.
Tom Scheele with Shiel Sexton, a contracting company, said there's about 500-600 loads of debris that have been removed from the site.
Monday, workers let the media into the Dome for the final time before the implosion. After Monday, the site will be too dangerous for visitors. Workers say everything is on time and going as expected.
"It's exactly the way we planned it about six months ago. Essentially it's 50 percent conventional demolition and the rest will be implosion," Scheele said.
Giant machines are chewing up the concrete, making the former football field look more like a war zone. Workers are now separating the debris into three piles: trash, steel and concrete. Their goal is to make sure 80 percent of it does not end up in the landfill.
The roof was given to the parks department. Leftover seats are heading to Butler. Steel is going to a salvage yard and the concrete will be re-used.
Scheele said, "Even the carpet we sent to a recycling factory. It costs a little more, but it's the right thing to do. From furniture to kitchen equipment, you name it. So that's been a nice underlying story on the salvage here."
Demolition work continues until the implosion on December 20.
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