Thursday, July 31, 2008

U.S. Navy Partially Spares Moffett Field's Hangar One

The airship USS Macon first arrived at Moffett Field in Sunnyvale on Oct. 16, 1933,
and was housed at Hangar One.

Cade Metz writes on The Register:

Hangar One, the onetime airship station that has long symbolized California's Silicon Valley, won't be destroyed after all. The US Navy will allow it to stand - without its clothing.

More than two years ago, the Navy designated Hangar One for demolition, after discovering that the mammoth Mountain View landmark was poisoning nearby wetlands. But some feisty blimp garage lovers fought to save the structure, and yesterday, as reported by the San Jose Mercury News, the Navy said it will leave the hangar's steel skeleton in place while removing its toxic siding.

More here.

Image source: Moffett Field Historical Society / Stanford News Service


Post a Comment

<< Home