Year: 2010

Some advice for all you aspiring architects out there: If you build a dome in Minnesota, you better be damned sure that it's ready for some adverse weather conditions—this is Minnesota, after all. And in case you didn't know, THEY GET A LOT OF SNOW THERE. Apparently the builders of the Metrodome were unaware of this fact, because in 2010, after a severe winter storm and 17 inches of snowfall, the dome of the Vikings home stadium gave way when three roofing panels tore open. The Vikings were unable to play at home for the remainder of the season.