Some of the earliest memories I have are from the earliest days of the Astrodome. The building and I grew up together. As a kid, I just knew that it was an incredibly fun and cool place to go watch baseball, football, rodeo and basketball. Yes, I was at the famed UH-UCLA game along with hundreds of other my memorable Dome moments. Today I realize how iconic the building is to Houston and what a true architectural marvel it is around the world. It was the first of its kind on so many levels. More than anything else in our history, it embodies Houston's modern, imaginative, can-do spirit. It is our Eiffel Tower, and it must be saved, not only for what it has been, but for what it will continue to mean for our great city.