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Chris' list: Threatened American landmarks

The National Trust for Historic Preservation is out with its annual list of sites it says have had a unique contribution to America, but are being threatened.
Chris' List (Jansing)
Chris' List

The National Trust for Historic Preservation is out with its annual list of sites it says have had a unique contribution to America, but are being threatened.

Here are a few:

  • Houston's Astrodome was the world's first domed, indoor, air-conditioned stadium. The Astros moved in in 2000, but now the Dome could be headed for demolition
  • The Worldport terminal at JFK Airport symbolized America's entry into the jet age when it was built in 1960. It, too, could be demolished
  • The James River, where America's first permanent English settlement was built, is now threatened by a proposed transmission line project
  • The Gay Head Lighthouse was the first built on Martha's Vineyard, but erosion could send it toppling over the cliff
  • In Arizona, the MountianView Black Officers' Club was the first military club built specifically for African-American officers. The Army has slated it for demolition.