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Old 12-30-2012, 09:00 PM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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They really don't look the same.... And neither does the Tacoma Dome.

I think you're not taking in what this stadium has been. It's hosted All-Star Games, "The Battle of the Sexes" tennis match, Selena's last concert, a Wrestlemania, it was a major shelter for refugees during Katrina, and it was THE FIRST DOMED BASEBALL PARK. Even though it may not seem like it here, I'm sure a lot of people can look at that and say, that's the HOUSTON Astrodome.
History, you got it! It has name recogniition for sure. I even remember knowing about it when I was a kid in Boston back in the 1980's. Aesthetics, it's just a large dome stadium. The only one I've seen that has a trademark look is the one in Montreal.
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Old 12-30-2012, 09:57 PM
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Location: Fort Worth
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I've lived within 2 hours of Baltimore my entire life and never heard of it. When I think of Baltimore, I think Inner Harbor.

The Metrodome is probably the most infamous. The Astrodome is the most famous inflatable.
.... it's a fixed roof.
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Old 12-30-2012, 10:05 PM
 
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I've lived within 2 hours of Baltimore my entire life and never heard of it. When I think of Baltimore, I think Inner Harbor.

Ever hear of the "Star Spangled Banner"?
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Old 12-30-2012, 10:42 PM
 
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I've lived within 2 hours of Baltimore my entire life and never heard of it. When I think of Baltimore, I think Inner Harbor.

The Metrodome is probably the most infamous. The Astrodome is the most famous inflatable.
As already pointed out... The astrodome isn't inflatable. The Metrodome is the only major league stadium In the U.S. with an inflated roof. It's also the largest inflated stadium in the U.S.
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Old 12-30-2012, 10:49 PM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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Are we seriously suggesting a dome that looks like it could be anywhere is on the same level as The Gateway Arch or Statue of Liberty?

OMG!!!! LOAD UP THE CAR MAW!!! WE ARE GOING TO THE ASTRODOME!!!!!! It hosted an all star game!!
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Old 12-30-2012, 10:51 PM
 
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Are we seriously suggesting a dome that looks like it could be anywhere is on the same level as The Gateway Arch or Statue of Liberty?

OMG!!!! LOAD UP THE CAR MAW!!! WE ARE GOING TO THE ASTRODOME!!!!!! It hosted an all star game!!
Did anyone ever say that?
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Old 12-30-2012, 10:56 PM
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Location: Fort Worth
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As already pointed out... The astrodome isn't inflatable. The Metrodome is the only major league stadium In the U.S. with an inflated roof. It's also the largest inflated stadium in the U.S.
And like the other inflated domed stadiums with it, it will soon be gone.... and replaced.
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Old 12-30-2012, 10:57 PM
 
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Ever hear of the "Star Spangled Banner"?
I have but failed to make the mental connection at the time of my post. Regardless, I wouldn't know Fort McHenry from Fort Blunder if I saw a picture of it.
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As already pointed out... The astrodome isn't inflatable. The Metrodome is the only major league stadium In the U.S. with an inflated roof. It's also the largest inflated stadium in the U.S.
Sorry about that, I misread earlier in the thread.
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Are we seriously suggesting a dome that looks like it could be anywhere is on the same level as The Gateway Arch or Statue of Liberty?

OMG!!!! LOAD UP THE CAR MAW!!! WE ARE GOING TO THE ASTRODOME!!!!!! It hosted an all star game!!
Hey, The Spectrum was pretty magnificent!
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Old 12-30-2012, 10:59 PM
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Are we seriously suggesting a dome that looks like it could be anywhere is on the same level as The Gateway Arch or Statue of Liberty?

OMG!!!! LOAD UP THE CAR MAW!!! WE ARE GOING TO THE ASTRODOME!!!!!! It hosted an all star game!!
The question of this thread was to point out an identifiable landmark.

The Astrodome in Houston is a very identifiable landmark for Houston, for Texas, and for the Sports and Entertainment world.
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Old 12-30-2012, 10:59 PM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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Did anyone ever say that?
The premise of this thread is instantly recognizable landmarks.

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Houston = the Astrodome (first indoor baseball park ever).

Can't say much about Phoenix...
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Ahem... The ASTRODOME?



I just mentioned it a few pages back. Did everyone just completely forget about this place?
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They really don't look the same.... And neither does the Tacoma Dome.

I think you're not taking in what this stadium has been. It's hosted All-Star Games, "The Battle of the Sexes" tennis match, Selena's last concert, a Wrestlemania, it was a major shelter for refugees during Katrina, and it was THE FIRST DOMED BASEBALL PARK. Even though it may not seem like it here, I'm sure a lot of people can look at that and say, that's the HOUSTON Astrodome.
Really? The Astrodome? Top 5 US Landmarks:

Golden Gate Bridge
Empire State Building
Gateway Arch
Astrodome
Astrodome!!!!

(it is there twice on purpose, it hosted an All-Star game for crying out loud!!!!!)
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