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Houston Astrodome, 8400 Kirby Drive, Houston, Harris County, TX

Houston Astrodome, 8400 Kirby Drive, Houston, Harris County, TX

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Summary

Significance: Originally called the Harris County Domed Stadium, the Astrodome was completed in 1964. Conceived as the home of the Houston Colts and Houston Oilers, it was termed by many as the Eighth Wonder of the World. It was the first time that a stadium was built for both baseball and football that was totally enclosed and fully air-conditioned. The building covers 9.14 acres of land. Circular in shape, the outer diameter of the Astrodome is 710' and the clear span of the dome roof is 642'.
Survey number: HAER TX-108
Building/structure dates: 1964 Initial Construction

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Contributors

Historic American Engineering Record, creator
Lloyd & Morgan
Wilson, Morris, Crain and Anderson
H A Lott, Inc
Eyster, Herbert H
Sam P Wallace Company
Fish Electric
The Prescon Corporation
Walter P Moore and Associates, Inc
Praeger-Kavanagh-Waterbury
Turney, J G
Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam Inc
Dale S Cooper & Associates
Kiewitt, G R
Bass, Louis O
Bolt, Beranek and Newman
American Bridge Division
US Steel Corporation
The Rackle Company
American Seating Company
Hofheinz, Roy M
Smith, Robert E
Houston Sports Association
Mease, Quentin R
Houston Colts
Houston Oilers
Houston Astros
McDonnell Aircraft Corporation
Beckman, Herbert
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Christianson, Justine, transmitter
Zimmerman, Kenneth, historian
Gosain, Narendra K, historian
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Location

South Houston (Tex.)29.68470, -95.41092
Google Map of 29.6847027, -95.4109208
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