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Metrodome Roof Failure Is A Symptom Of A Larger Problem

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 04, 2012 02:08 AM
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People build air supported domes like the Hubert Humphrey Metrodome for two reasons: They are quick and they are cheap. The whole stadium was an exercise in cheapness, being described in Wikipedia by one official as a place to "get fans in, let 'em see a game, and let 'em go home." I didn't think it was news when it collapsed the other day; it is the fourth time, and it happens to all of these bunion pad stadia. But this one has got a lot of attention, and has even been the subject of a musical remix by Vanilla Brice . Perhaps it deserves a closer look. ... Read the full story on TreeHugger





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