HOUSTON -

Thursday afternoon, the Houston Archaeological and Historical Commission voted 'yes' to begin a long process of trying to make the Astrodome a historical landmark.

However, the commission made it clear, even if they create the application for landmark status, the city council has to approve the application. Still, landmark status won't save the Dome, though.

It would only create a 90 day waiting period before any construction could begin.

"There is a 90 day waiver period and then the construction or demolition could take place," city of Houston employee, Margaret Wallace-Brown, explained.

Some don't think the application will even make it to the city council for approval but when it comes down to it, the landmark status to supporters is just a symbolic status.

Public hearings will be held in early 2014 to discuss the application for landmark status.