Reporter Rochelle Olson updates you on the construction of the new Minnesota Vikings stadium in downtown Minneapolis.

Unclear when Dome demo will begin again

Posted by: Janet Moore Updated: February 19, 2014 - 11:10 AM

Demolition work on the Metrodome will resume soon, but it's a little unclear at this point when exactly that might be.

We reported earlier this week that a beam on the the 32-year-old Dome plunged out of sequence in the  project, causing demolition work to be halted Monday afternoon. The Dome, of course, is being demolished to make way for the new $1 billion Vikings stadium that will sit roughly on the same spot in eastern downtown.

Allen Troshinsky, director of operations for stadium general contractor Mortenson Construction, told the MInnesota Sports Facilities Authority on Wednesday that an investigation is being conducted to see what exactly happened, and what, if anything, needs to be done to make sure it doesn't occur again.

Troshinsky estimated demolition will commence in the "next several days," but he declined to be more specific.

No one was injured on Monday and all debris fell within the demolition safety zone, so no passersby were at risk of injury.

Crews for St. Paul-based subcontractor Frattalone Cos. were working to bring down a section of ring beam in the east-southeast section of the Dome about 1 p.m. when an adjacent section came down out of sequence. No equipment was damaged.

Meanwhile work continues elsewhere on the site.

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