The Superdome has seen a lot since it opened for business in 1975.
Final Fours, Super Bowls, national championships, you name it. It even was a place of refuge for displaced citizens during Hurricane Katrina in 2005. It holds quite the place in American history. And the federal goverment recognized it.
The Superdome has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places. A building can get on the list by being deemed "worthy of preservation."
Now, while that would seem like quite the compliment to New Orleans and the state of Louisiana, the latter party isn’t exactly happy with the decision, according to NOLA.com
So, for example: Let’s say the New Orleans Saints want to build a new stadium. They’re free to do so, but the Superdome must remain. Which city has a need for two giant stadiums? Most of the time, when a stadium is replaced by a newer model, the old building is razed.
However, that’s an issue that can be worried about later. For now, Louisiana should be recognized and applauded for its architectural achievement.