INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - In a little more than a month, the RCA Dome will beimploded.
A quick look from the outside and it still looks like the oldDome, minus of few posters of Colts players. Take a closer lookthough and you'll see major pieces of the building gone.
Tom Scheele with Shiel Sexton, a contracting company, saidthere's about 500-600 loads of debris that have been removed fromthe site.
Monday, workers let the media into the Dome for the finaltime before the implosion. After Monday, the site will be toodangerous for visitors. Workers say everything is on time and goingas expected.
"It's exactly the way we planned it about six months ago.Essentially it's 50 percent conventional demolition and the restwill be implosion," Scheele said.
Giant machines are chewing up the concrete, making the formerfootball field look more like a war zone. Workers are nowseparating the debris into three piles: trash, steel and concrete.Their goal is to make sure 80 percent of it does not end up in thelandfill.
The roof was given to the parks department. Leftover seats areheading to Butler. Steel is going to a salvage yard and theconcrete 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. Fromfurniture to kitchen equipment, you name it. So that's been a niceunderlying story on the salvage here."
Demolition work continues until the implosion on December 20.
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