Should Houston Astrodome Be Saved?

The Houston Astrodome has not aged well. Houston is deciding whether or not to save the Astrodome.
August 20, 2003, 9am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"But the world's first domed, air-conditioned stadium, where America was introduced to the then-startling concepts of fake grass and watching baseball indoors, has been eclipsed. This summer, Houston is in the grips of a debate over how to save the Astrodome, or whether to bother. As civic leaders, architects and activists weigh a spectrum of possibilities, from tearing down the dome to refurbishing it into a mammoth indoor park, an awkward question has emerged: Is the Astrodome an architectural wonder? Or is it a relic, no more an architectural wonder than the have-a-nice-day smiley face is a work of classical art?"

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Published on Wednesday, August 20, 2003 in The Los Angeles Times
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