Tag Archives: 1960s

Tearing down a myth

Originally published: November 2013

Voters in Houston, Texas, have rejected a proposal that would’ve spent millions to refurbish the aging Astrodome. As a result, it’ll probably be demolished.Houston Astrodome - aerial view

I have no desire to second-guess the voters, who opted for the choice that made the most sense to them. Still, I lament the passing of a building that’s both a literal and a cultural landmark.

The opening of the Harris County Domed Stadium in 1965 made national news at a time when Americans were in love with technology. Continue reading