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Skyline droops -- Metrodome deflated, workers attack fabric from above

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Metrodome deflated on Saturday morning Metrodome deflated on Saturday morning
Workers in an elevated bucket attacked the fabric one square at a time Workers in an elevated bucket attacked the fabric one square at a time
Workers knocking snow off fabric roof at the Metrodome Workers knocking snow off fabric roof at the Metrodome

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (KTTC) -- The dome is down for good.  Air pumps were turned off at the Metrodome on Saturday, and without air pressure to hold it up, the fabric dome collapsed. 

The weight of this week's snowfall helped quickly bring down the dome, as teams of workers continued demolition of the old stadium.

Workers in an elevated bucket truck attacked the fabric from above, one square at a time, using the weight of the bucket to tear the fabric.  From a helicopter hovering above, it's easy to see how much snow has piled up on the roof.  It will probably take several weeks for the entire roof to be dismantled.

The fabric will be cut up into pieces and might be used for memorabilia or fan merchandise at some point in the future.

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