Explosions bring down the roof of the former house of Milwaukee Bucks

Explosions bring down the roof of the former house of Milwaukee Bucks

Associated Press

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Dozens of small, simultaneous explosions have brought down the steel roof of the Bradley Center, the former home of the Milwaukee Bucks.

The controlled demolition on Sunday morning left rubble on the street.

The Bradley Center closed last summer and the Bucks moved next to the $ 524 million Fiserv forum. The NBA team offered the 30-year-old arena a dear farewell in a series of tweets.

The purpose of the explosions was to let the roof fall into the seat, making it easier for the staff to remove the dirt. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that while some debris hovered in the air, most of the structure collapsed as planned in the old arena's structure.

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Information from: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, http://www.jsonline.com

Smoke rises in the air as part of the roof of the Bradley Center is imploded during a controlled demolition in Milwaukee on Sunday, January 13, 2019. (Mike De Sisti / Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP)

Smoke rises in the air as part of the roof of the Bradley Center is imploded during a controlled demolition in Milwaukee on Sunday, January 13, 2019. (Mike De Sisti / Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP)

Smoke rises in the air as part of the roof of the Bradley Center is imploded during a controlled demolition in Milwaukee on Sunday, January 13, 2019. (Mike De Sisti / Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP)

Smoke rises in the air as part of the roof of the Bradley Center is imploded during a controlled demolition in Milwaukee on Sunday, January 13, 2019. (Mike De Sisti / Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP)

Smoke rises in the air as part of the roof of the Bradley Center is imploded during a controlled demolition in Milwaukee on Sunday, January 13, 2019. (Mike De Sisti / Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP)

Dust rises in the air when part of the roof of the Bradley Center is imploded during a controlled demolition in Milwaukee on Sunday, January 13, 2019. (Mike De Sisti / Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP)

Dust rises in the air when part of the roof of the Bradley Center is imploded during a controlled demolition in Milwaukee on Sunday, January 13, 2019. (Mike De Sisti / Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP)

Dust rises in the air when part of the roof of the Bradley Center is imploded during a controlled demolition in Milwaukee on Sunday, January 13, 2019. (Mike De Sisti / Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP)

Smoke rises in the air when part of the roof of the Bradley Center is demolished in a controlled demolition in Milwaukee on Sunday, January 13, 2019. (Michael Sears / Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP)

Smoke rises in the air when part of the roof of the Bradley Center is demolished in a controlled demolition in Milwaukee on Sunday, January 13, 2019. (Michael Sears / Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP)

Smoke rises in the air when part of the roof of the Bradley Center is demolished in a controlled demolition in Milwaukee on Sunday, January 13, 2019. (Michael Sears / Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP)

Rubble is in the stadium after the roof of the Bradley Center was demolished in Milwaukee on Sunday January 13, 2019. (Mike De Sisti / Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP)

Rubble is in the stadium after the roof of the Bradley Center was demolished in Milwaukee on Sunday January 13, 2019. (Mike De Sisti / Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP)

Rubble is in the stadium after the roof of the Bradley Center was demolished in Milwaukee on Sunday January 13, 2019. (Mike De Sisti / Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP)

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