As an icon, the Georgia Dome stood commandingly on the Atlanta skyline. Host to the 1996 Summer Olympics, two Super Bowls and countless Atlanta Falcons home games, the imposing stadium was a fixture for roughly 2 1/2 decades, since its completion in 1992 at a cost of $214 million.

Now, it's little more than a massive heap of concrete, steel and fiberglass.

On Monday, city authorities brought the building down, executing a carefully planned implosion in the early morning light. The demolition took some 4,800 pounds of explosives, including about 4,500 pounds of dynamite, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Huge blast walls set up around the stadium shielded its successor and next-door neighbor, the Mercedes-Benz Stadium. That dome opened already in August this year.

The Journal-Constitution offered a glimpse of the Georgia Dome's storied past:

But hey, why not get another look at that implosion in slow-motion ... and on loop.

Here at the Two-Way, we're no strangers to a good planned implosion video. Indeed, blog co-founder (and current standards and practices editor) Mark Memmott probably put it best: "We like videos of bridges and buildings and other things being blown up on purpose."

So, here are a few more for your viewing pleasure:

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