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View Poll Results: Please choose two.
Keep The Cotton Bowl 50 64.94%
Demolish The Cotton Bowl 8 10.39%
The Cotton Bowl is more historic 34 44.16%
Keep The Astrodome 33 42.86%
Demolish The Astrodome 13 16.88%
The Astrodome is more historic 20 25.97%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 77. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-25-2011, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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Why don't you people focus on destroying what you see as an "eyesore" in your own city? What do you care what Houston does with it's own buildings? Seriously.
because they are jealous of it and want it gone.
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Old 07-25-2011, 01:18 PM
 
Location: Dallas,Texas
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‪Inside the Houston Astrodome‬‏ - YouTube
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Old 07-25-2011, 01:35 PM
 
Location: 93,020,000 miles from the sun
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Not sure what the point of that video was, nor do I think the issue is jealousy so much as I just think most C-D nerds just want to try to prove to everyone else how superior their city is to everyone else's. I'll never understand this mentality. If you don't live in a place, and you have no personal stake in that city's history, then why do you even care about these things? If you really want everyone to worship your hometown, then focus on improvements there, rather than some place you don't like.

Obviously the dome has seen much better days, and sadly it has been neglected to the point of decay. Why is the only solution to tear it down? Has anyone ever heard of renovation or preservation in Texas? I guess those are concepts unique to San Antonio only.
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Old 07-25-2011, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Dallas,Texas
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Not sure what the point of that video was, nor do I think the issue is jealousy so much as I just think most C-D nerds just want to try to prove to everyone else how superior their city is to everyone else's. I'll never understand this mentality. If you don't live in a place, and you have no personal stake in that city's history, then why do you even care about these things? If you really want everyone to worship your hometown, then focus on improvements there, rather than some place you don't like.

Obviously the dome has seen much better days, and it has been neglected to the point of decay. Why is the only solution to tear it down? Has anyone ever heard of renovation or preservation in Texas? I guess those are concepts unique to San Antonio only.
I just wanted to show the video. I wasn't trying to prove anything.

Yes, I do think it should be preserved but what if it never happens.
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Old 07-25-2011, 01:52 PM
 
Location: 93,020,000 miles from the sun
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I just wanted to show the video. I wasn't trying to prove anything.

Yes, I do think it should be preserved but what if it never happens.
OK. That's all I was curious about. I was actually pretty saddened by the video, as I was sitting here going back through all my great memories of various games and concerts I attended at the dome over the course of early 70's to mid-80's... so now I totally get your point.

If it does get torn down, I for one will be very sad and disgusted. It was bad enough when they tore down Astroworld. It felt like a huge chunk of my youth had been erased from existence. A very ugly feeling. However, Houston is a city that is mostly made up of newbies who recently moved there from somewhere else, who don't care about these things... so the vote most likely will go towards it's destruction and they'll most likely build some stupid high-rise cluster for "young medical professionals" in it's place. Better than a parking lot I suppose, but still seems like a total waste of history to me.
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Old 07-25-2011, 01:57 PM
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Location: Katy,TX.
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This just goes to show how ignorant and denial some of my fellow Houstonians can be... The Astrodome serves no purpose at all, it's just sitting there wasting tax money. The Cotton Bowl still serve as a major venue for sporting events as well as the State Fair. I work with some of the most Hardcore Houston fans you'll ever know and they're always talking about how the Astrodome needs to be either demolished or converted into something else. Only Houston would be dumb enough to build a new stadium right next to the old one, and still keep the old one in tact LMAO.
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Old 07-25-2011, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Dallas,Texas
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OK. That's all I was curious about. I was actually pretty saddened by the video, as I was sitting here going back through all my great memories of various games and concerts I attended at the dome over the course of early 70's to mid-80's... so now I totally get your point.

If it does get torn down, I for one will be very sad and disgusted. It was bad enough when they tore down Astroworld. It felt like a part of my youth had been erased from existence. A very ugly feeling. However, Houston is a city that is mostly made up of newbies who don't care about these things, so the vote most likely will go towards it's destruction and they'll most likely build some stupid high-rise cluster for "young medical professionals" in it's place. Better than a parking lot I suppose, but still seems like a total waste of history to me.
If the Astrodome gets redeveloped into something nice I would be so happy. But now it's just sitting there. I have nothing against the Astrodome, but I just find it stupid to have a state of the art stadium right next to old stadium that's not being used. That's why the Reunion Arena was demolished a few years ago. The AAC was just taking all the bussiness away from the Reunion Arena and it cost the city millions of dollars to maintain it. So it was better to demolish the building rather than keep up a building that would never be used again. Now the land is worth a lot of money and there's new development projects planned for the property. It takes 2 million dollars a year to maintain the Dome and it will take 30 million dollars to bring it back up to code.
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Old 07-25-2011, 02:07 PM
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Location: Fort Worth
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Sorry, but Texas Stadium was not a landmark. Texas Stadium looked worse than the Astrodome.
The Colosseum looks like sh*t.... doesn't make it any less of a landmark.
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Old 07-25-2011, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Dallas,Texas
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This just goes to show how ignorant and denial some of my fellow Houstonians can be... The Astrodome serves no purpose at all, it's just sitting there wasting tax money. The Cotton Bowl still serve as a major venue for sporting events as well as the State Fair. I work with some of the most Hardcore Houston fans you'll ever know and they're always talking about how the Astrodome needs to be either demolished or converted into something else. Only Houston would be dumb enough to build a new stadium right next to the old one, and still keep the old one in tact LMAO.
I totally agree! When I first seen Reliant Stadium. I said why did they build a new stadium right next to the Astrodome? I said that was super stupid. Now the Astrodome could never host sporting events.
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Old 07-25-2011, 02:08 PM
 
Location: 93,020,000 miles from the sun
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This just goes to show how ignorant and denial some of my fellow Houstonians can be... The Astrodome serves no purpose at all, it's just sitting there wasting tax money. The Cotton Bowl still serve as a major venue for sporting events as well as the State Fair. I work with some of the most Hardcore Houston fans you'll ever know and they're always talking about how the Astrodome needs to be either demolished or converted into something else. Only Houston would be dumb enough to build a new stadium right next to the old one, and still keep the old one in tact LMAO.
Aside from your comment about the city planners' idiocy in building Reliant right across the street from the dome, I totally disagree. I'm sure if civic leaders rub their little brain cells together they could come up with some kind of functional purpose for renovating the dome. My beef is with Houston's disgusting habit of destroying whatever history exists there in the name of so-called "progress" (which usually only benefits a few wealthy citizens rather than the city as a whole). If you don't live in Houston proper then you needn't worry about the cost to taxpayers. It's no surprise you live in Katy.
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