FILE - In this May 21, 2012, file photo, rows of dirty, tattered seats ring the Astrodome in Houston. Once touted as the Eighth Wonder of the World, the nation's first domed stadium sits quietly gathering dust and items for storage. The National Trust for Historic Preservation put the Astrodome on its 2013 list of 11 Most Endangered Historic Places. The Astrodome was the worlds first domed, air-conditioned stadium and needs a viable plan to be reused to avoid demolition. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan, File)
Photo gallery: Astrodome, JFK terminal and other endangered historic places
The Associated Press
First Published Jun 20 2013 08:00 am • Last Updated Jun 20 2013 08:39 am
WASHINGTON • Houston’s Astrodome stadium, New York’s old Pan Am Worldport Terminal at Kennedy Airport and Montana’s one-room schoolhouses are joining a list of the nation’s most endangered historic places.
On Wednesday, the National Trust for Historic Preservation released its listing of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places. It includes sites from Maine to Alaska.
The Astrodome was the world’s first domed, air-conditioned stadium and was once called the "eighth wonder of the world." On Wednesday, a county board recommended converting the Astrodome into a giant convention center and exhibition space.
At New York’s JFK Airport, the flying-saucer-shaped Worldport Terminal helped usher in the jet age in 1960 but has been vacated by Delta Air Lines and faces demolition.
A look at these two places, plus all the others on the list, through photos:
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