Demolition begins on Houston Astrodome site

Ramp towers brought down using explosives.

January 2, 2014

Three circular ramp towers, at the exterior of the Houston Astrodome were brought down using explosives on Dec. 8, 2013. Houston-based demolition firm Cherry performed the demolition.

According to reports, crews began demotion on exterior portions of the arena in October 2013. In November, voters rejected a $217 million renovation bond to save the Astrodome. According to reports, however, Harris County commissioners have not made a final decision on whether the dome will be razed.