The City Of Houston Chose To Demolish The Astrodome Tonight Brandon Caldwell November 5, 2013 News, Sports 2 Comments Tonight was Election Night and while the city of Houston of course had to deal with a mayoral election (that nobody really cared about given that it was obvious incumbent Annise Parker could have won in a landslide), the more important issue was Proposition 2 — the redevelopment of the famed Astrodome into a convention and event center, what would have been the largest of its kind in the world. Instead of that dream, the Dome will be demolished as the proposition was rejected with 53% of the vote. “Clearly, on the issue of the dome, the voters have rejected the proposal and the propose bond issue and so Commissioners Court will have to make a decision as to where we go from here,” Harris County Judge Ed Emmett said. Costs for revitalizing the dome would have been upwards of $200 million, or a mere $8 per person in the city of Houston. Instead, voters opted for the lesser charge of demolishing the Dome which studies have estimated at anywhere between $29 million and $78 million. Built in 1966, the Astrodome, dubbed “The Eighth Wonder Of The World” was home to the Houston Astros & Oilers and for a time the Houston Cougars football team. While no championships were won inside of the building from any of the Houston area sports teams, it stood as a monument for being the first domed stadium ever erected in history. The dome was used as a relief area in 2005 for displaced Gulf Coast residents during Hurricane Katrina. Since falling into a decrepit state internally, the Dome sat as a monolith of Houston history and this past weekend thousands of people bought stadium seats, pieces of astro turf and more in a form of a “yard sale” or a “Dome sale”. Damn Houston, can we have ONE major historical monument? [via KTRK] Share this:TweetShare on Tumblr 2 Responses chanel iman in this situation June 4, 2014 valentino boots Anything above that is within the channel orange expulsion categor valentino studded flats y,channel orange The strategy of targeting the higher and upper middle income shoppers separates Coach from its competitors and also http://a-vice.co.jp/cp-bin/b… Reply channel 69 news Peru June 4, 2014 channel 9 okc Cardboard boxes are also available to be used,chanel outlet One of the be chanel outlet st places to store your labeled seed saving containers is in valentino studded heels the freezer where it will remain until you want to plant next spring or even se… Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.