We Ask, You Respond: What Should Happen to the Astrodome?
The clock is ticking for the Astrodome. On June 10, the deadline for private companies to submit their financially sound ideas for the Dome will hit. On June 25, the HCSCC will present Harris County Commissioners Court with the ideas. At that point, decisions will be made, votes will be cast and we'll finally know what the future holds for the Eighth Wonder of the World.
Photo by Abrahan Garza.
By now it feels like everyone has had their say about what we should do with the Dome. Even us, the humble folks at Hair Balls, have put in our two cents. With the deadline for proposals inching closer by the day, we realized something:
We hadn't asked you what you would do with the Dome.
Thanks to the magic of Twitter and crowdsourcing, we were able to get your thoughts on what the future of the dome should be. Some of them are reasonable, but others are downright bizarre. We rounded up our favorites, and hey, maybe one of them will come to pass.
And just so you know: Not a one of you suggested turning it into a parking garage. Good show.
@houstonpress Tear it down! Houston is the city of the future. We don't need to hang onto this dump to be proud of our history.— Ken Smith (@KGSProperties) June 4, 2013