New Metrodome roof collapse video released
Another view of the collapse of the Metrodome roof.
New video of the collapse of the Metrodome's roof was just released by the Metrodome Sports Facilities Commission.
The footage shows snow begin to trickle through the Teflon roof, which sags at an ever-quickening pace until it covers up the entire view from the security camera.
It's an up-close look at a massive structural failure, and it comes on the same day as a recommendation to build a new roof for the Metrodome rather than trying to repair the existing one.
The footage is a bit grainy--hence MSFC chair Ted Mondale's comparison of it to The Blair Witch Project--and it's only about a minute long.
After a few seconds, the familiar hole opens up in the lower left and snow comes pouring onto the turf. In this video, we see the way the wind whips away the threads of Teflon and does additional damage after the original collapse due to the weight of the snow.
Here's the original video for comparison:
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