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Demolishing part of the Astrodome

HOUSTON KHOU 11 News and


The three exterior ramp towers outside the Astrodome were demolished Sunday evening in southwest Houston.


In what took only a matter of seconds, the towers came down right at 9:30 p.m.


>>Click here to see the demolition from Reliant Park

>>Click here to see the demolition from Air 11


The work had been planned regardless of the outcome of a public vote earlier this month on a $217 million bond issue that would turn the stadium into an event and exhibition center.


Harris County voters rejected the proposal.


The towers never were part of any new plans involving the Astrodome. They all were built in the late 1980s to help accommodate an expansion intended to keep the Houston Oilers football team in Houston.


Construction of the ramps inside the towers also brought the stadium into compliance with the American with Disabilities Act and helped all spectators get to the upper decks of the building.


The Oilers then abandoned Houston for Tennessee following the 1996 NFL season.


This story comes to us through KFDM's media partnership with KHOU 11 News in Houston


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