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

The walls come tumblin' down

Posted by: Janet Moore Updated: February 11, 2014 - 1:41 PM

A trusty staffer here at the Star Tribune, Jim Foster, snapped this photo today of the Metrodome's walls being demolished. Up until very recently demolition has included the roof (deflated in January) and the ancillary buildings and structures surrounding the bowl portion of the Dome.

For those of you who don't get downtown that often, the landscape surrounding the Dome has undergone a striking change. And work has continued despite this winter's frigid temperatures. The entire Dome is expected to be demolished by April, with the new $1 billion stadium opening July of 2016.

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