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Demolition of Texas Stadium
April 30, 2010 1:02 PM   Subscribe

The demolition of the Dallas Cowboys' Texas Stadium [previously], in panoramic 360-degree video, from the 50-yard line. That is all.
posted by Rykey (44 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite

 
And that is amazing. Are there more videos like this anywhere? The full panoramic view that is?
posted by Phantomx at 1:05 PM on April 30, 2010


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posted by nebulawindphone at 1:10 PM on April 30, 2010 [1 favorite]


OMIGOD RUN RUN FOR THE LOVE OF
posted by shakespeherian at 1:10 PM on April 30, 2010


That is incredibly cool.
posted by mazola at 1:13 PM on April 30, 2010


Here's a demo I found. Here's footage of post-earthquake Port-au-Prince.
posted by Rykey at 1:14 PM on April 30, 2010 [1 favorite]


Damn, that was better than Cloverfield!
posted by Mister_A at 1:15 PM on April 30, 2010


Looks like the patented Dallas Cowboys postseason collapse came a wee bit early this year.
posted by Atom Eyes at 1:16 PM on April 30, 2010 [8 favorites]


*awards Atom Eyes one guffaw*
posted by Mister_A at 1:19 PM on April 30, 2010


Now do the new one!
posted by furiousxgeorge at 1:19 PM on April 30, 2010 [7 favorites]


If you just stand completely still right in the center, I think you'll be fine.
posted by hermitosis at 1:21 PM on April 30, 2010 [1 favorite]


I just happened to be listening to Pantera when I followed the link. Perfection.
posted by sharkitect at 1:21 PM on April 30, 2010


george teague knows that you are watching this. he will not take kindly to your destruction celebration.
posted by the aloha at 1:27 PM on April 30, 2010 [1 favorite]


That was absolutely terrifying. I thought the urukhai were preparing to storm the keep.
posted by Think_Long at 1:27 PM on April 30, 2010


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posted by mudpuppie at 1:35 PM on April 30, 2010


If you look up and to the right about 45 degrees, you can see the truss beam as it falls into the camera.
posted by lampshade at 1:35 PM on April 30, 2010 [4 favorites]



If you just stand completely still right in the center, I think you'll be fine.


I like the way you think.
posted by furiousxgeorge at 1:36 PM on April 30, 2010 [3 favorites]


More please, thank you.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 1:37 PM on April 30, 2010


As someone who both hates the Cowboys and loves when things go boom, this is awesome.
posted by moviehawk at 1:39 PM on April 30, 2010 [1 favorite]


Somebody blow up the Redskins stadium please.
posted by Mister_A at 1:39 PM on April 30, 2010


Q: Why did they put a hole in the roof of Texas Stadium?
A: So God could watch the Cowboys play.

Q: Why did they eventually demolish Texas Stadium?
A: Because God decided he'd rather stare at dirt.
posted by Atom Eyes at 1:40 PM on April 30, 2010 [8 favorites]


I guess they sure do know how to set up them the bomb down there in Texas.
posted by Mister_A at 1:42 PM on April 30, 2010


Wow. Beats virtual house tours.
posted by GuyZero at 1:50 PM on April 30, 2010


if you wanna to see something really collapse watch dallas' pass protection vs minnesota in the playoffs after flozell adams left the game... jared allen 1v1 on a tight end? child please.
posted by nathancaswell at 1:53 PM on April 30, 2010 [1 favorite]


They missed the rest of dallas.
posted by gordie at 1:53 PM on April 30, 2010 [1 favorite]


This RAWKS. I watched more than a few videos of the implosion on YouTube after it happened, but never dreamed I'd see anything as cool as video from inside the stadium. And a scrollable 360° panorama??? Never in my wildest imagination.

I approve of this use of technology and encourage more of the same.
posted by hippybear at 1:55 PM on April 30, 2010


I liked the part where the building collapsed!
posted by Phatty Lumpkin at 2:03 PM on April 30, 2010 [2 favorites]


My inner Beavis is shouting DESTROY! DESTROY!
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 2:05 PM on April 30, 2010 [1 favorite]


BANG BANG BANG BANG BANG BANG YEAH! YAYYYYYY! YAAAAAAYYYYYYYY! BANG BANG BANG RAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

terrific.
posted by From Bklyn at 2:10 PM on April 30, 2010


Too bad it wasn't during a game.
posted by vito90 at 2:17 PM on April 30, 2010


Best. Halftime Show. Ever.
posted by hal9k at 2:27 PM on April 30, 2010 [1 favorite]


I can't imagine that any little green pigs would survive that. Three gold stars.

I've been playing too much Angry Birds.
posted by ocha-no-mizu at 2:31 PM on April 30, 2010


Immersive Media makes those sorts of 360 degree videos. They recently fired my sister, who is pretty good at editing those things.
Bastards. With cool videos.
posted by battleshipkropotkin at 2:43 PM on April 30, 2010


I feel like I should be waving a Terrible Towel while watching this footage.
posted by Spatch at 2:45 PM on April 30, 2010


Usually when buildings are brought down this way they sequence the explosions. That was the case with the KingDome. But from start to finish is usually only a few seconds. When I first saw the implosion of this one, I was surprised by how slow it was. I wonder why they did that? (They clearly had good reason; the result justifies that. But I do wonder what the point was.)
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 2:51 PM on April 30, 2010


Spatch: I feel like I should be waving a Terrible Towel while watching this footage.

Well you, my friend, are in for a treat!
posted by hangashore at 3:01 PM on April 30, 2010


not enough cheese sauce.
posted by djduckie at 3:07 PM on April 30, 2010


This is just icing on the cake after watching the Mavericks collapse in game six last night. One and Done Club, Dirk!
posted by Devils Rancher at 3:42 PM on April 30, 2010


It's like watching all of my early-to-mid-90's dreams come true...
posted by Cyrano at 3:53 PM on April 30, 2010


The Cowboys aren't even in my division, but that was fantastic. Would have been better if there'd been a scrimmage between the Cowboys and Packers at the time.

Sadly, the new one already in place will continue to inflict Jerry Jones on the world for as long as he lives. Everyone always talks about Al Davis and his deal with the devil, but he's starting to age (rapidly). Jones is the one who looks positively satanic.
posted by Ghidorah at 4:18 PM on April 30, 2010


gordie: "They missed the rest of dallas."

No worries, sooner or later a super-tornado will take care of it.
posted by bwg at 6:31 PM on April 30, 2010


I hope they sprang for the extended warranty on that camera.
posted by Sxyzzx at 7:20 PM on April 30, 2010


Do you have the one of Shea Stadium?
posted by toodleydoodley at 7:43 PM on April 30, 2010


Implosion World, the schedule for the next live webcast, some online auction of the "button" for demolitions. also a sane WTC demolition discussion
posted by hortense at 8:05 PM on April 30, 2010


While I'm a sucker for pure, giant explosive power, there is something inherently beautiful about controlled demolition. A series of charges, scattered throughout at strategic locations, the weight of the structure, and our friend gravity.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 3:59 AM on May 1, 2010 [1 favorite]


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