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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

 
 
Old 03-27-2012, 11:20 PM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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I don't see the Astrodome going anywhere. Redeveloped into something else is the way I see it going. Not that much talk of tearing it down....
Themed hotel/ entertainment complex is the way to go.

They need to get the ball rolling on gambling in Texas
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Old 03-27-2012, 11:38 PM
 
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.... I'm not exaggerating anything. The first domed ballpark has more importance than most stadiums in this country (and other countries for that matter) cant even touch. That's not 'exaggerating', it's stating a fact.
Once again, I am not disputing the historical significance of being the first domed stadium. But beyond sentimental value, how relevant has the AD been the last 20 years?

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I think you're living in a bubble. There is no GREAT possibility it will get demolished. If there was a GREAT possibility of that, then it wouldn't be standing right now. If no one thought of using it for something else, it would be gone. Why do you think I posted those plans? Demolision is a possibility, but it sure as hell isn't a GREAT possibiliy. I've heard more about re-using it instead of just getting rid of it in the past decade.
You're living in a bubble (or a fantasy world) if you've never heard that tearing down the AD is one of 3 options. Considering it costs taxpayers $2million a year for the AD to sit there and dry rot, I'd say its more than possible; especially when you know that Houston is always trigger happy when it comes to destroying its history.

Future of Astrodome could fall under 3 scenarios - Houston Chronicle

http://www.khou.com/news/cnn/135-bil...-96323514.html

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If you ask people outside of Texas to name some important places in Houston, do you honestly believe they WONT mention the Astrodome?
LOL...this isn't saying much at all. What the hell else will they mention? The #1 tourist attraction in Houston is a mall for crying out loud.
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Old 03-27-2012, 11:54 PM
 
Location: The Magnolia City
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Themed hotel/ entertainment complex is the way to go.

They need to get the ball rolling on gambling in Texas
I'd like to see it turned into some kind of interactive, "space world" theme park/museum.
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Old 03-27-2012, 11:59 PM
 
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I'd like to see it turned into some kind of interactive, "space world" theme park/museum.
It would probably have to be a theme park more than a museum or else the folks at Space Center Houston will lobby against it. But then that would force us to ask why Astroworld is now an open field? Houston needs a theme park or some major tourist attraction to draw visitors to the city.Casinos won't ever happen with all of these rightwing nuts in the TX legislature.
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Old 03-28-2012, 12:07 AM
 
Location: The Magnolia City
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It would probably have to be a theme park more than a museum or else the folks at Space Center Houston will lobby against it.
Their support would undoubtedly be needed for anything worthwhile.
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Old 03-28-2012, 12:29 AM
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Location: Fort Worth
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Once again, I am not disputing the historical significance of being the first domed stadium. But beyond sentimental value, how relevant has the AD been the last 20 years?



You're living in a bubble (or a fantasy world) if you've never heard that tearing down the AD is one of 3 options. Considering it costs taxpayers $2million a year for the AD to sit there and dry rot, I'd say its more than possible; especially when you know that Houston is always trigger happy when it comes to destroying its history.

Future of Astrodome could fall under 3 scenarios - Houston Chronicle

Dome doomed? Astrodome options include demolition | khou.com Houston

Did I say I NEVER heard that it was an option? Did you read what I put up or not?
"Demolision is a possibility".... it's in there. And trust me, I know about how much Houston (and Dallas) tears down anything of historical significance.

But I'm not giving it the death sentence you're giving it, simply because it's right next to one of the best current venues in the country. Why tear it down when you can turn it into another attraction?

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LOL...this isn't saying much at all. What the hell else will they mention? The #1 tourist attraction in Houston is a mall for crying out loud.
.... not saying much? Really? Again, missing the point....
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Old 03-28-2012, 11:24 AM
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Location: Houston-Galveston-Sugar Land MSA
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The old astros logo with the dome in it.....Classic Symbol of astrodome and its importance to the H and Texas and baseball.
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The Cotton Bowl or The Astrodome-houston-astros-old-logo.jpg  
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Old 03-31-2012, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Dallas,Texas
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Look at this video. Sorry, but it's time for this stadium to be demolished.

Houstonians heartbroken over dilapidated state of Astrodome | khou.com Houston
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Old 03-31-2012, 04:51 PM
 
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wow, what a bizarre poll. why ever compare the Astrodome to the Cotton Bowl or even suggest that either be torn down? sounds like the OP is highly insecure or a child. keep both! btw, the Astrodome is ranked 134 on AIA's America's Favorite Architecture public survey/ranking. Apparently, no buildings in Dallas made the list..the public has spoken.

FavoriteArchitecture.org * The American Institute of Architects
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Old 03-31-2012, 05:08 PM
 
Location: Dallas,Texas
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wow, what a bizarre poll. why ever compare the Astrodome to the Cotton Bowl or even suggest that either be torn down? sounds like the OP is highly insecure or a child. keep both! btw, the Astrodome is ranked 134 on AIA's America's Favorite Architecture public survey/ranking. Apparently, no buildings in Dallas made the list..the public has spoken.

FavoriteArchitecture.org * The American Institute of Architects
Insecure about what?
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