Georgia Dome Implosion: Why is That Wall Still Standing?

Watch the Georgia Dome implode from several angels in slow motion.

Everything seemed to go just right. The weather was perfect, and the Georgia Dome fell just as planned. 

Everything except for that one pesky wall. 

Many noticed on social media.

Rick Cuppetilli, vice president of the Adamo Group -- the group responsible for bringing the dome down --  said that wasn't necessarily the plan, but he didn't think it was a big deal.

WATCH: Multiple angles: Watch the Georgia Dome implosion

Cuppetilli said crews would investigate to see if the charges went off. If the charges did go off, the excavators already near the site can finish the job. If the charges didn't go off, they'll have to evaluate what to do.

“Those walls are leaning in, so I think they went off and it’s just going to take a little from our machines,” Cuppetilli said.

The wall could be gone by the end of the day, he said.

Other than that, everything went smoothly, he said.

“There’s no damage on the Mercedes-Benz Stadium side and no damage on the Georgia World Congress Center side,” he said.

Now's the hard part: the clean-up. 

Crews are expected to be fully done by Feb. 18. Here are the plans for the space once it's cleared.

 

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