8th Wonder: A Tour of Houston's Rotting Astrodome

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UPDATED March 21, 2013: Almost a year later we were invited back to the Astrodome for another tour. You can check out that slideshow here:

Decaying Wonder: A Return To What Is Left Of The Astrodome

The Reliant Astrodome was -- is -- the Eighth Wonder of the World. Generations of Houston-area kids spent their days dreaming of playing on the field under that massive domed ceiling. On Tuesday, April 3, Reliant officials gave a handful of members of the media a tour of the once-magnificent Mid Century American icon. See also: In Memory of the Astrodome: 13 Awesome Derrick Dolls Pictures, from When Cheerleaders Were Cheerleaders. PHOTOS BY BRITTANIE SHEY AND CRAIG HLAVATY