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Dust begins to rise moments on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, moments after a series of charges severed cables holding up the Metrodome's room. (Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority photo)

Metrodome roof sinks into history

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MINNEAPOLIS — The famous, and at times infamous, Metrodome roof is no more.

Construction workers on Sunday set off a series of explosive charges to sever cables attaching the roof to the oval downtown Minneapolis landmark’s walls. Within seconds, the roof was detached and a cloud of dust that accumulated since the building’s construction in the early 1980s floated over the site.


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