Sunday, November 03, 2013

Vote to Save the Astrodome! plus a whole lot more...

A lot of smaller misc items this week, but by far the most important one is to VOTE TO SAVE THE ASTRODOME on Tuesday.  Even if you're not thrilled with the plan, it saves it from the wreaking ball and preserves future options.  I've also heard it's very cost competitive on a sq.ft basis with other convention centers recently built around the country. Watch this excellent 5min video on the history of the dome and the plan and I think you'll be sold (click the bottom right brackets to make it full screen).

 
Owly Images

Dr. Stephen Klineberg, Joel Kotin, some nobody local blogger, and Patrick Jankowski at the GHP Oct 24th.


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3 Comments:

At 7:38 PM, November 03, 2013, Anonymous Rich Robins said...

Can you imagine how much more prosperous Houston will be if Texas seizes the opportunity this March in the party referendum on a revolutionary issue?

http://www.seceder.com/Texas

The time has come to shed ourselves of Washington D.C.'s federal income, social security and other taxes, has it not? :-)

 
At 9:50 AM, November 07, 2013, Anonymous Mike said...

The populist movement to save the dome has failed. The building has great support, but it is not spread evenly across a numerical majority of Harris County citizens. Now its future is in the hands of the power brokers. If some private proposal can come together, I believe the county would be open to it. They don't want to tear it down - they just want to get it off their hands. Somebody needs to step up.

 
At 12:57 PM, November 07, 2013, Blogger Michael said...

A greater percentage of Houstonians voted to have zoning in 1993 (48%) than voted to save the Dome. Kind of funny - since the Dome is a "beloved treasure" and zoning is supposedly hated by Houstonians. Source:
http://www.law.fsu.edu/journals/landuse/vol101/karkkain.html#FNT1

And yes someone does need to step up and save the dome if that is to be the end result - otherwise its days are numbered.

 

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