After serving as a Tri-City landmark for 33 years, the famous dome at McCurley Integrity Dealerships in Pasco was ripped down Monday.

When Bill McCurley purchased the Chevrolet dealership and the Pasco Autoplex began business the dome became a Pasco icon. Built in 1980, the dome was constructed of clear solar panels arranged in the shape of a quilt. But what was then state-of-the-art has aged and McCurley officials discovered it had limitations. The older panels became nearly impossible to replace and the showroom could not be expanded.

The decision was made to raze the landmark, so McCurley can proceed with an expansion. Once the site is cleaned up, construction will begin on the new 17,000-square-foot showroom and office area.

We were there and captured some of the destruction.