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The Bright Future of Houston’s Astrodome; and the Easy First Step to Resurrect the Eighth Wonder of The World

HOUSTON – (By Ralph Bivins of Realty News Report) – Currently gathering dust, the Eighth Wonder of the World will soon be surrounded by the smell of fried pickles and the pleasant, soothing  sounds of carnival rides associated with the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. For about a month, the Rodeo dominates what was formerly the Astrodome’s parking lot and ... Read More »

First Home of the Astros: Restoring the Astrodome – Q&A with Judge Ed Emmett

HOUSTON – (Realty News Report) – The Astrodome played an important role in the development of Space City and Houston’s reputation as a can-do city. The Astrodome – formally named the Harris County Domed Stadium – opened in 1965. For decades, it was the home of the Houston Astros, the city’s winning team which is currently competing in the American ... Read More »

Saving the Astrodome and Houston’s History: Q&A with Architect John Cryer III

HOUSTON – (Realty News Report) – Houston prides itself on being a new, vibrant metropolis.  New office buildings.  New multifamily developments. Gleaming new shopping centers.  But the city’s historical past shouldn’t be forgotten either and Houstonians are becoming more aware of preserving the past. Organizations such as Preservation Houston have helped save historic structures and restored homes and even have supported ... Read More »

Space City’s Astrodome: The Landmark That Embodies the Soul of Houston

HOUSTON – (By Ralph Bivins) – The Astrodome – an accomplishment in engineering that symbolizes Houston’s can-do spirit – has just been designated as a “State Antiquities Landmark” by the Texas Historical Commission. The world’s original air-conditioned domed stadium, the Astrodome was baptized in its first game by Mickey Mantle who hit the Dome’s first home run on April 9, 1965 ... Read More »

Ed Emmett’s Home Run: Astrodome Saved From Wrecking Ball

HOUSTON – On April 9, 1965, Mickey Mantle hit the first home run in the Astrodome. On September 27, 2016, another Astrodome homer was accomplished by Ed Emmett. Emmett, Harrris County Judge, has led a movement to save the Astrodome – the world’s first domed stadium that was known as the “Eighth Wonder of the World” when it opened in 1960s. ... Read More »

Nitya Capital Buys Class B Project Near Astrodome

HOUSTON – Nitya Capital, a Houston multifamily firm led by Swapnil Agarwal, purchased a 235-unit Class B multifamily community near the Astrodome. The project, called The Broadmead, located at 2801 Broadmead Dr., is 95 percent leased. JLL Capital Markets represented the seller of the community, Broadmead Apartments Ltd. Houston’s Class B multifamily market, which is 95.5 occupied, is attracting significant ... Read More »

ULI Unveils $242 Million Astrodome Redevelopment Plan

HOUSTON – A report by the Urban Land Institute has detailed a plan, with an estimated $242 million price tag, that would transform Houston’s Astrodome into as a multi-use park and tourist destination. The Astrodome, which opened in 1965 as the world’s first domed stadium “can and should live on,” the ULI report said. The redevelopment will enhance the quality ... Read More »

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