Brockway Realty Home
 Brockway Commercial Home
 Blog Home
 Subscribe to Blog by Email

 Buying & Selling Tips
 City News
    Alvin News
    Clear Lake News
    Clear Lake Shores News
    Cypress Fairbanks
    Dickinson News
    El Lago News
    Friendswood News
    Galveston News
    Hitchcock News
    Houston News
    Kemah News
    League City News
    Nassau Bay News
    Pearland News
    San Leon News
    Santa Fe News
    Seabrook News
    Taylor Lake Village News
    Texas City News
    Webster News
 Company News
 Events & Attractions
 General News
 School District News
    CCISD News
    DISD News
    FISD News
    PISD News
    TCISD News

 Commercial Real Estate
 Residential Real Estate

 James Brockway
 Dinah BuPane
 Cindy Dudley
 Hank Dugie
 Pamela Moore

Popular Tags
League City | League City Listings | League City News | Kemah | Friendswood | Houston Listings | Pearland | Seabrook | Clear Lake | Houston | League City Events & Attractions | Texas City | Whispering Lakes Ranch | Kemah Boardwalk | CCISD | Galveston | Whispering Lakes Ranch Listings | Kemah News | Dickinson | Webster | Nassau Bay | Dickinson Listings | Friendswood Listings | Kemah Events & Attractions | Galveston News
Brockway Realty Blog
Keeping you in touch with League City, the Galveston Bay Area, and beyond.

The City of Webster Plans “Apollo Park”
Posted In: Webster News Posted by Pam Moore on 09/09/2015

What will the City of Webster do with 20,000 square foot property along busy Interstate-45? According to a proposal announced early February 2014, the city plans to develop the 5-acre tract of land, located on the northwest side of I-45 and NASA Parkway, into Apollo Park.

There are many more ideas to develop, but a major part of the visitor’s center has already been approved. David Adickes, 88-year old Houston sculpture and painter, has been chosen to create the ‘centerpiece’ of the park -- a 100-foot tall Astronaut statue. The statue will be surrounded by office space and a visitor’s center.

The Houston Chronicle reported in their July 22, 2015 article: “If the statue of the astronaut goes to plan, it would be taller than the Sam Houston statue that Adickes created for Huntsville. Sam is 67 feet tall with a 10-foot pedestal below him. Adickes' Angleton-area statue of one of Texas' other founding fathers, Stephen F. Austin, is 60 feet tall and has a 12-foot pedestal.  “It’s a multimillion-dollar project for sure,” said Adickes.”

The statue has already gone through a change in design. Originally, Adickes was going to create an astronaut wearing a backpack and its arm raised to its head in a salute. Now the astronaut’s suit will be ‘generic’, under one arm, it will be holding a flight helmet and the other arm will be raised, as if waving. The construction technique, according to Adickes, will be the same used to create the Sam Houston statue in Huntsville and the Stephen F. Austin statue in Angleton. The steel-skeleton with concrete covering 10-foot pieces will be hoisted into place by two cranes. There has been no date announced as to when the groundbreaking will take place, nor the final approval of the statue.

This project will definitely become a new visitor’s point of destination for the space city, after all The City of Webster’s motto is Gateway to the Future.

Brockway Realty Blogs - Keeping you in touch with League City, the Galveston Bay Area, and beyond.

By Pamela Moore, Feature Blogger for Brockway Realty

Brockway Realty is a full service residential and commercial real estate brokerage based in League City, serving the League City, Clear Lake and Houston, Texas markets with over 20 agents. Member, League City Regional Chamber of Commerce

Tagged With: Webster