Conceived of by David Bucek, this 1990 illustration depicts a sanctuary for survivors of a worldwide ecological disaster
Hotel, movie studio, sanctuary from disaster, and giant indoor park are among the many ideas proposed for the dilapidated Astrodome. Join our online forum about the once glorious stadium’s future. Madeleine McDermott Hamm, former Home Design Editor for the Chronicle (author of “The Astrodome: The Glory Days, the decline, the future,” Cite 76, Nov 2008) and University of Houston Professor of Architecture Bruce Webb (“Making a Dome Deal,” Cite 64, Summer 2005) are opening the discussion.
We encourage all readers to contribute their thoughts, memories, and ideas. Click on the more link below and scroll to the bottom to leave a comment.
The forum is a structured version of a typical comments section for a blog post. Here is how it will run.
Madeleine Hamm and Bruce Webb open the discussion with a pair of opening statements.
Throughout the weekend…
The comments section stays open. All readers are encouraged to make respond with comments, remembrances, and questions. We are looking for a stimulating, respectful, and fun discussion. I will serve as moderator.
The discussion will close.
Here are three links to articles that provide some background on the issue:
City violations shut Astrodome’s doors, Liz Austen Peterson, Houston Chronicle, February 21, 2009
Readers rank Astrodome as Houston’s favorite building, Lisa Gray, Houston Chronicle, December 26, 2008
A link to the petition to save the Astrodome.
The Astrodome Studios movie studio plan.