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THIS IS THE PROJECT THAT STARTED IT ALL. 

 
 

IDEA

Salvage and repurpose the roof fabric of

the RCA DOME, former home of

the Indianapolis Colts.

IMPACT

We diverted nearly 13 acres of teflon-coated fiberglass from an Indiana landfill. The first 1000 products made from this material generated nearly $70,000, funding both local designers and 3 neighborhood shade structures.

 
RCA Dome before it was deflated in 2008.

RCA Dome before it was deflated in 2008.

The roof fabric is transported to storage.

The roof fabric is transported to storage.

Dome roof deflated. Demolition begins.

Dome roof deflated. Demolition begins.

Dome fabric transformed into products by PUP designers and makers.

Dome fabric transformed into products by PUP designers and makers.

Roof fabric salvaged in partnership with Sabre Demolition. 

Roof fabric salvaged in partnership with Sabre Demolition. 

Dome products help fund community installations.

Dome products help fund community installations.

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DETAILS

Upon demolition of the RCA/Hoosier Dome in late 2008, Indianapolis citizens and PUP Co-Founders Michael Bricker & Maryanne O’Malley approached Sabre Demolition, Shiel Sexton Powers & Sons, and the Indianapolis Parks Department with a proposal to repurpose the roof fabric of the 24 year-old, air-supported stadium. 

In short, our idea worked, with nearly 13 acres of Teflon-coated fiberglass diverted from an Indianapolis landfill (roughly 90% of the total roof area). Today, we work with local designers and makers to fabricate handmade accessories from this incredible resource. Funds generated from these products help fund PUP's community projects, many of which help get the Dome Fabric back out in the city.


Partners: SABRE DEMOLITION, INDIANAPOLIS PARKS DEPARTMENT, KEEP INDIANAPOLIS BEAUTIFUL, VEOLIA WATER, ELI LILLY, & ASSET RECYCLING

FUNDERS: PEOPLE FOR URBAN PROGRESS


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