Roof Comes Down For Good

Posted by – Steve Cohen, Director of Community Development

In early June, we reported that the skyline in Auburn Hills was about to change in our blog “Massive Dome Near GLC Outlets … Coming Down.”  Today, it finally happened.  The landmark dome located at 3951 Joslyn Road was purposely deflated and is no more.

Workers removing the dome fabric today.  The structure in the background is the old driving range platform.

Workers removing the dome fabric today. The structure in the background is the old driving range platform.

View of the driving range platform when the dome was inflated.

View of the driving range platform when the dome was inflated.

The owners had originally planned to sell the air-supported structure to a group in Minnesota, but that deal fell through. Since the dome fabric was nearing the end of its life cycle, the owners had little choice but to scrap the material and throw it away.  It’s estimated that 177,000 sq. ft. of fabric weighing 42 tons will be sent to neighboring landfills.

The demolition and clean up process should take three weeks to complete.