One local nonprofit is saying Harris County voters just not understand what they were voting for when they gave the "thumbs down" to the Astrodome.
From Astrodome to Astrodome. It's the biggest let down ever for one local nonprofit.
"I don't think a lot of people didn't understand what they were voting for," said David Bush, the deputy director of Preservation Houston, a nonprofit dedicated to preserving Houston's cultural heritage and architecture.
He says voters didn't understand what they were voting for.
When asked if he thought voters at the polls were ignorant, his response:
" A lot of them were not informed."
The organization teamed up with other non-profits. For several months they were educating the public about their opinion on the proposition, but their efforts failed.
"We did have very limited resources, limited time. It was a tough job, it was tough to do," said Bush.
Bush says he recognizes that many voters did understand the proposition.
Now how can the dome be saved? Bush says not by adding it to the National Register of Historic Places.
"That's one of the big misconceptions that if it is listed on the national register it is protected and nothing can happen to it. That's not true. Buildings on the national register are demolished all the time."
The city could vote to designate the facility as a protected landmark.
It's up to the Harris County Commissioners to decide what to do with what many call the 8th wonder of the world.