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What do you think should happen to the astrodome?  

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  1. 1. What do you think should happen to the astrodome?

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fortunately, that little girl will only have four years to do damage to the County before some power hungry Dem with actual experience Primaries her out of office

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Wait, What’s Going On With the Astrodome Now?

https://www.houstoniamag.com/articles/2019/3/25/whats-going-on-with-the-astrodome

 

But also:

https://www.click2houston.com/news/what-s-the-astrodome-renovation-timeline-

 

The second article states that there really isn't a set timetable moving forward, but that work is happening now to remove asbestos from the building. This has to take place before any major construction can take place.

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This is beyond frustrating. The county court voted in February 2018 to spend the money and do the renovation. Now a 28-year-old first-time county judge throws the whole thing into limbo. The comments from her office that this is not really important to them and they have no idea when they'll get around to looking at it suggest to me that someone is waiting to have their palm greased.

 

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On 4/13/2019 at 3:42 PM, CaptainJilliams said:

Wait, What’s Going On With the Astrodome Now?

https://www.houstoniamag.com/articles/2019/3/25/whats-going-on-with-the-astrodome

 

But also:

https://www.click2houston.com/news/what-s-the-astrodome-renovation-timeline-

 

The second article states that there really isn't a set timetable moving forward, but that work is happening now to remove asbestos from the building. This has to take place before any major construction can take place.

 

I think this sums it up (from the article above)

 

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So what can we expect going forward?

More waiting! “This is really on the back burner for us at this juncture,” Kiran Khalid, Hidalgo’s director of communications, told Houstonia. She explained that county priorities currently include how to best disburse last year’s $2.5 billion Harvey flood bond to affected communities, and the criminal-justice reform proposals Hidalgo campaigned on. The county is “still working through the plan details” with project managers to determine how to approach the Dome’s air-conditioning issue, among others. The path forward remains hazy, in other words, but Khalid made one thing quite clear: “Speculating on what will happen with the Astrodome and when is not at the top of mind for us.

 

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It’s going to get done, just not as soon as we want it to. We have to hold Hidalgo to her campaign promises first. I honestly see the Dome ready by 2021 HLSR. 

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Speaking of new developments.  Word has it that the Astrodome is now undergoing a huge cleaning out and it appears that things are moving over there.  Does anyone have any updates of photos to share?  I seldom get by there and I would love to see the changes happening.  Thanks everyone !

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1 minute ago, Urbannizer said:

Redirected to correct thread @ArtNsf

thank you.  apparently, I stand corrected !

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https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/shows/houston-matters/2019/07/09/338908/recent-developments-offer-new-hope-for-alternate-plan-for-the-astrodome/

 

It seemed like plans were settled to re-purpose the

 Astrodome as an indoor parking and event space. But, as recently elected Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo said on this program back in January, there’s not enough money for the building’s air conditioning.

That has left some questions about the state of the project – enough to revive one architect’s dream for a different course for the dome.

We’ve talked with James Richards before about his concept, called A-Dome Park, which you can see a visualization of in this Arts InSight segment from 2016.

But, in the audio above, he tells Houston Matters producer Michael Hagerty why he has new hope – and refreshes our memories on the idea to transform the dome into an active, open-air urban park with a walking/running trail spiraling its way to the top of the historic structure.

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People keep wanting the park idea, so how about they just keep the structure intact and make it an indoor park?

Scrap off the paint on the plexiglass on the roof, replant the special grass strand, and boom all season park

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On ‎7‎/‎15‎/‎2019 at 1:32 PM, cspwal said:

People keep wanting the park idea, so how about they just keep the structure intact and make it an indoor park?

Scrap off the paint on the plexiglass on the roof, replant the special grass strand, and boom all season park

 

That's basically the present plan that Emmett put through.

 

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