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Eighth Wonder of the World


Eighth Wonder of the World?  

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  1. 1. Eighth Wonder of the World?

    • Andre the Giant
    • King Kong
    • Panama Canal
    • Houston Astrodome, Texas
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    • Victoria Bridge, Montreal
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The Houston Astrodome was called it when it WAS the biggest stadium in the USA' date=' around 1991.[/quote']The Pontiac Silverdome was around before 1991, WrestleMania 3 was in 1987. So, if the Astrodome was called that in 1991, it STILL wasnt the biggest dome in the USA, so it still makes no sense UNLESS its more to do with the structure being a redifining technological step over actual size.
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ok I looked into it, The Silverdome was built in 1975 and the Astrodome was built in 1965, I think. It was called the Eighth Wonder of the World because it was the first ballpark to have a roof over it, not because of size as it wasnt as big back then as it is today, it underwent a $35 million expansion in 1965 so I guess during the construction, they decided to make it bigger than originally planned, and another $60 million expansion in 1989.


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