Metrodome demolition delayed after beam fell unexpectedly on Monday
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Minnesota Vikings fans will have to wait a little longer before the Metrodome no longer graces the Minneapolis skyline.
Demolition is delayed until at least later this week, pending contractor Mortenson Construction's investigation into what went wrong after a beam fell unexpectedly. No one was injured and no equipment was damaged, per reports.
From the Star Tribune:
"Crews for St. Paul-based subcontractor Frattalone Companies were working to bring down a section of ring beam in the northeast section of the Dome about 1 p.m. when an adjacent section came down out of sequence. No equipment was damaged."
The Metrodome roof was deflated for the fifth and final time in its 32-year history on Jan. 18 to begin demolition. Earlier this month, the roof's support cables were severed with more than a dozen charges.
The Dome is expected to be completely demolished by April.