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  1. The astrodome is starting to become old and non used i think it should be just destroyed
  2. http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/metrop...an/6460319.html
  3. Here is a link from 002 Magazine: http://www.002mag.com/mag/current/pages/hi_res%20(11).htm I like that I idea! I would like to see more movies and TV productions taped in the Houston area. Maybe they could tape some TV shows there with a live studio audience. That could bring tourist to the city.
  4. Many a Houstonian has memories of the Astrodome. For some of us, it was a love with our sports franchises. For others, it represented an era in which Houston exploded onto the national map, destiend to grow into the megatropolis that Houston is today. The purpose of this thread is for people to share their memories of the Astrodome. I was looking at old photos of it recently, and saw a photo of the hot dog stand with the yellow and orange painted lines around it. I remember the Texas emblems on the aisle seats that listed the rows. I remember people walking around, smoking cigarettes, and the whole dome had this rustic, small town in a huge stadium feel to it. Now here's a real gem for me - I have vague memories of an 80s videogame arcade inside the Astrodome, and as I recall it was near the outfield, like right field or something. Does anybody remember anything about this arcade? Lately I've had a lot of nostalgia about the Astrodome. I suppose that's because its fate is in limbo right now :/ Anyhow, any memories of this arcade or about the Astrodome in general would be appreciated. In case you stumbled into this thread and don't know anything about the Arcade that was located in the outfield, check out this article I found about Cigarette Haze Control in the Astrodome: http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m5PR...ag=artBody;col1 This is a somewhat scatterbrained Astrodome thread, but any nostalgia would be appreciated.
  5. The Astrodome. One of the best examples of what made Houston Houston before the oil crash. What I think should be done is do although I have no way of getting the sizes of the thing, but converting the Astrodome into a giant shopping mall lining the center, which would be converted into a theme park which is based on/pays homage to a certain former theme park across the street that closed in 2005. Some major renovation and expansion work would be done, but in the end, a large tourist-oriented mall will be one of the few malls with both a theme park AND an adjoining indoor stadium. What do you guys think. I think it would be an awesome idea.
  6. There's a rendering of the interior in the print edition.
  7. I saw a commercial about "the world's largest indoor theme park" (or something like that) in the Astrodome. Got a bit excited until they said it would open in June, so I knew it couldn't be anything big or we would have heard about it long ago. Turns out it's a summer thing (June & July). Probably a bunch of rinky-dink, gypsy run carnival rides. However it got me thinking, do you think maybe they're testing the waters for something more grand and permanent?
  8. Ok, this is some extreme trivia, but think hard, somebody's bound to remember: When the Astrodome first opened, in the years when the Ushers wore gold dresses and little pill-box hats, there were some machines in the lower level lobbies, that made souvenir plastic injection molded models of the Astrodome. These machines were like giant Vac-U-Form toys that would spit out a warm, two-inch tall, by five-inch diamater model of the Dome. All for probably about a Dollar. Comments? Pictures? Anybody?
  9. There are several new housing develeopments in the medical center area. 1000 square foot homes are going for 170K or more. However, there are a glut of cheap condos very close to these developments going for 40k or more. How come developers do not demolish these relatively old complexes and build luxury housing? Do you guys think it is a good idea to buy these cheap condos for the investment purposes? I am just curious.
  10. I'm sure you have heard about the ideas of converting the Astrodome into a outer-space type park. Does anyone know something about that?
  11. Below are a few slides that my Dad took of the construction of the Astrodome:
  12. I haven't heard any new news or heard of any new renderings on the Astrodome Hotel project. What's going on? Has anyone heard anything new since late August?
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