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Battle over the Astrodome

Battle over the Astrodome

Houston’s Astrodome has resurfaced as a point of contention, this time between county and state officials. The dome, which has stood vacant for more than a decade, is now facing an uncertain future because of disagreements over how to proceed with renovations. Last...
The Astrodome Is Here To Stay

The Astrodome Is Here To Stay

Unsurprisingly, the Astrodome will live on. Harris County Commissioners approved a $105 million repurposing plan for the Eighth Wonder of the World, which will turn the dome into a venue for Houston events. The Astrodome Revitalization Project plans to raise the floor...

Astrobond

Once called the “8th Wonder of the World,” the Houston Astrodome now sits desolate and decaying in the shadows of NRG Stadium and convention center. With ideas floating around about what should become of the architectural relic, the only thing certain is that...
Houston, We Have Waste

Houston, We Have Waste

While the Houston Astros have been in their new home at Minute Maid Park for 12 years, taxpayers are still throwing $4 million a year away on their old home – the Astrodome – as the Harris County Commissioners figure out what to finally do with the empty stadium. The...