Friday, August 29, 2008

Pictures: Dennis Dome is Done

The dome opened at a cost of $8.4 million in July. Tonight's storm wasted it in the span of about 45 minutes. I was parked by Four Peaks Brewing Company around 9:45 tonight and a gust of wind nearly picked up one side of my car. Power went out from about 8th Street and north at about the same time and in some places has not been restored. The following are my eyewitness pictures from the northeast corners of Arizona State University at around 1:00 AM.

The storm hurled pieces of the Dome across the north campus. We saw pieces of the canvas and of insulation as far away as Sun Angel Stadium and even a sizable chunk lodged in the trees and fence surrounding Packard Stadium.

Lots of praise and thanks to Brendan Gilb and Adam Ostrow, friends of PFN, for helping to gather these photos.

An enormous piece of insulation and canvas on the West side of Rural Road, across the street from Kajikawa and the site of the Dome.

Two pieces of canvas in the trees that surround the exterior fence of Packard Stadium on the corner of Rio Salado and Rural.

A giant piece of insulation lodged in a tree near the box office at Packard Stadium.

The American flag at Karsten Golf Course, battered by the storm.

The Dennis Dome should be in the background there. Taken from just west of Sun Devil Soccer Stadium, near the band fields.

A street lamp about a 1/4 mile away from the Dome, completely blown off its base.

Another tree blown completely off its trunk, next to the above light pole.

Adam next to a giant tree (for perspective) that was completely ripped down by the wind.

Adam and Brendan with a giant piece of roofing on Alpha Drive, presumably from one of the fraternity houses nearby.
This morning's aftermath. (Picture from TipTap)

3 comments:

NotTheSun said...

God is on Frank Kush's side. Bring back Camp T.

Daniel said...

Thank God...That thing was hideous and un-Sun Devil like.

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