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The World-Famous Houston Astrodome

It is hard to imagine that I have written this blog for nearly five years now without ever having run a picture of the world-famous Houston Astrodome.

This was the first domed stadium in the world.

Above you see the Astrodome from the vantage point of the Houston Metro light rail train facility.

The Astrodome is indeed still standing. At the moment, it is not used for anything. The building is owned by Harris County. There are ongoing debates about whether a new purpose should be found for the dome, or if it should be torn down.

Here is a June, 2010 Houston Chronicle story on various plans for the Astrodome.

Ballparksofbaseball.com has a history of the Astrodome and a short video about the stadium.

The Astrodome was opened in 1965.

I’m going to take some more pictures of the Astrodome soon and run them on the blog.

The Astrodome was once one of the most famous buildings in the world.

Though opened less than 50 years ago, the Astrodome may well be the most historically and culturally valuable building in Houston.

(Photo copyright 2011 Neil Aquino.)

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February 19, 2011 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , ,

2 Comments »

  1. I live in New York and am a poponant of saving the Astrodome. I have many ideas for her and need some help. I need the great people of Harris County and Houston to ban together and save this historical landmark. Let’s keep the Astrodome alive.

    Comment by Michael J Suhovsky | February 20, 2011

  2. Hopefully so. Though I hope it can be done with more private money than public money. Thank you for your comment.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | February 20, 2011


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