INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - From a large hotel to a beautiful old church those who oversee
buildings in the shadow of the RCA Dome are preparing for a big
bang Saturday morning.
Nearly a thousand pounds of explosives will go off inside the
Dome reducing it to rubble in less than a minute.
Just across the street is St. John the Evangelist Catholic
Church. It's well over a century old and adorned with beautiful
stained glass windows.
So, will those windows be endangered?
"Well fortunately, they all do have an outside covering on
them and there's no concern about damage from the actual explosion.
It would just be perhaps a concern of any debris that would be
flying out and there again there is already an existing covering.
Everybody agrees that should anything like that happen it would be
enough to prevent damage of one of the windows," said Tom Nichols,
St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.
Nichols said planning for the Dome implosion has not
disrupted the life of the church much. He said the noon service
will not take place Saturday so clean-up around the church can take
But, he expects all will be cleaned up by early evening so
that the church can have its 5:30 p.m. mass. Nichols said those
responsible for the implosion have been meeting with the church
WISH-TV and WISHTV.com will provide live coverage of the
implosion Saturday morning.