Houstonians might be eager to snap up pieces of the Astrodome's turf and concession stands, but they weren't prepared to authorize $217 million in bonds to preserve the aging stadium through a redevelopment scheme that would transform it into a convention center. On Tuesday, Houston voters rejected the plan, "very likely dooming it to demolition," according to The New York Times. The decision will be put in the hands of local officials—but this seems final. RIP.
Scroll down for more on the many proposals to reinvent the space—including one that would turn its steel skeleton into a public park
Image: Historic American Engineering Record, Library of Congress.