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Old 04-02-2012, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Denver
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why does it NEED to be torn down??
It's not bringing in any money, just costing us money. It's not up to par and could be used to compliment Reliant Park instead of sitting in the shadow of the much larger stadium. If it were in a situation like the Superdome was, I would say keep it, but the new stadium is already built right next door. It would have to be one hell of a proposal to change my mind.
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Old 04-02-2012, 01:44 PM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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We've been hearing that for ten years now. Everybody has a good plan until they realize it doesn't make financial sense. If yankee stadium and Texas stadium(cowboys) can be torn down(Stadiums that had a greater history than the astrodome) than the dome can be torn down also. It has outlived its usefulness.
don't be silly. Any building CAN be torn down but why does it HAVE to be torn down?

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It would have to be one hell of a proposal to change my mind.
It is a good thing you are not the one who gets to decide then
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Old 04-02-2012, 02:01 PM
 
Location: Where Else...?
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don't be silly. Any building CAN be torn down but why does it HAVE to be torn down?



It is a good thing you are not the one who gets to decide then


yeah, I don't know why they can't just gut it and remodel it.....it seems that it would be useful as a hotel. Right there on the lot.

One of the complaints about Houston is that a lot of stuff isn't in walking distance for travelers. When Houston hosts large venues at Reliant, I don't see why they can't turn the old Astrodome into some kind of resort-like accomodations.... like mixed-use facility.... Something unique sort of.....iono....
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Old 04-02-2012, 02:06 PM
 
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yeah, I don't know why they can't just gut it and remodel it.....it seems that it would be useful as a hotel. Right there on the lot.

One of the complaints about Houston is that a lot of stuff isn't in walking distance for travelers. When Houston hosts large venues at Reliant, I don't see why they can't turn the old Astrodome into some kind of resort-like accomodations.... like mixed-use facility.... Something unique sort of.....iono....
I know right. They are so tear down happy.

Just wanna bulldoze everything
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Old 04-02-2012, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Where Else...?
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I know right. They are so tear down happy.

Just wanna bulldoze everything
I know. then it would be an eyesore of an empty lot. No guarantee that even if they knock it down, that anything will go in it's place for awhile, esp if no one is lined up to develop the lot. It could end up as empty space for another 5-10 years.....
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Old 04-02-2012, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Houston
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They should at least fix it up and make it the Muesum of Houston and Texas History. It could combine all aspects of Texas history from the Alamo and to the Houston Astros (obviously).
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Old 04-02-2012, 02:54 PM
 
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They should at least fix it up and make it the Muesum of Houston and Texas History. It could combine all aspects of Texas history from the Alamo and to the Houston Astros (obviously).
what from the Alamo should go in? The Alamo itself doesn't have much to it.

What would be more interesting would be to collect and display material related to the original settlers of Texas (bet you didn't know the first set settled in Brazoria County) or from the first Capitals of the Republic (bet you didn't know that most of the capitals was in Houston Metro- Houston, Harrisburg, Columbia, Valesco, etc).

There is enough history in the metropolitan area to concentrate a potential Museums direction solely on the area
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Old 04-02-2012, 03:42 PM
 
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What would be more interesting would be to collect and display material related to the original settlers of Texas (bet you didn't know the first set settled in Brazoria County)
You mean the original Anglo settlers
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Old 04-02-2012, 03:56 PM
 
Location: Houston
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i bet the cost to remove all the asbestos to convert it to anything would be insane. If/when it comes down it will be for more parking for the livestock show and rodeo.
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Old 04-09-2012, 11:14 AM
 
Location: The Brazos River runs thru it.
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Cost too much to demolish it, make it a national dome museum since it was the first and the basis of all sporting arenas in the country, a houston sports museum/science/nasa/plantarium/theme park. Come on investors along with being in Relaint Park looks like a money maker to me especially during rodeo and texan games. Or Joel Osteen it make it into someones new church.
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