Updated: Monday, 15 Dec 2008, 7:35 PM EST
Published : Monday, 15 Dec 2008, 4:52 PM EST
INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - In just five days, explosives will bring down what's left of the
On December 20, just after 9 a.m., crews will detonate nearly 1,000 pounds of dynamite to reduce the Dome to rubble. Workers are already taking steps to prepare the building for the implosion, including putting notches in the building to help weaken the structure.
"Probably by the time it settles, by the time the concrete is down, it'll take 21-26 seconds," said Tom Scheel, Shiel Sexton, Inc.
Several streets around the Dome will be closed Saturday morning starting around 8 a.m. until at least an hour or two after the implosion. There is no public viewing area being set up for the implosion.
24-Hour News 8 and WISHTV.com are the best places to see all of the angles of the implosion on Saturday just after 9 a.m.
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