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The brilliant, boring plan to save the Astrodome

Pave over the infield, and put in a parking lot Heralded as the “8th Wonder of the World” when the engineering marvel opened its doors in 1965, the Houston Astrodome has received a slight demotion, thanks to a new preservation plan. The world’s first domed stadium is now just a parking lot. But calling the plan by the Harris County Commissioners, the government agency in charge of the stadium, simple misses the genius of a solution that preserves an architectural marvel when the public seems unwilling to foot the bill.
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