Goodbye, Astroworld

I had the same reaction as Dale Franks when I drove through Houston a while back and found that Astroworld was gone.  When I grew up in Houston, there was absolutely nothing that would get me as excited as the prospect of a trip there.  Another piece of trivia, for years the nearby Astroworld hotel had a penthouse suite that was listed by the Guinness Book of World Records as the most expensive hotel room in the world.  Hard to believe when you see what a pit it is now.

  • mjh

    I had a similar reaction when I discovered (over the net) that Astroworld was no more. I didn't grow up in Houston, but I lived there for a few years. Long enough to meet my future wife. And it was in Astroworld that we decided that getting married was a good idea. That was about 15 years ago.

    While I'm sad that it's gone, I'm also satisfied that it's gone. It's something that private owners allowed to die. There are other relics that are publically owned, that will never be allowed to die and instead serve only to increase the tax burden of those forced to pay for them.

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