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  • The Future of the Astrodome and Revitalizing the Fifth Ward: Wednesday’s Show (June 29, 2016)

    The exterior of the Astrodome as shown during the building's 50th birthday celebration. Photo: Michael Hagerty, Houston Public Media.Yesterday (June 28, 2016), the Harris County Commissioners Court unveiled updated plans and cost estimates for preserving the Astrodome. The plan involves raising the dome’s floor to ground level to create a 9-acre open space with air conditioning and building an underground parking garage with room for 1,400 vehicles.

    Harris County Judge Ed Emmett says this plan would preserve the Astrodome’s structure, and he added that events and festivals could use the new space.

    On this edition of Houston Matters, we talk with Harris County Judge Ed Emmett about the latest plans for the Astrodome and take your questions and comments at 713-440-8870 or talk@houstonmatters.org.

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