Is repurposing Houston’s historic Astrodome as a multi-use indoor park the best way to save it…and to avoid the horrendous waste of demolishing it?
The Astrodome’s famed vast interior space—as one author called it, “the biggest room in the world”—can accommodate a variety of public space and civic experiences, some simultaneously, others on a seasonal, rotating basis.
These spaces include parks, gardens, and green spaces. The large interior space is well suited to offer a variety of parklike spaces featuring trees, gardens, and flowering plants.
Agricultural uses could also accommodate suggestions ranging from partnering with the University of Houston’s aquaponics research lab to creating a center for sustainable farming.