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User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7935 posts, RR: 12
Posted (11 years 4 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3651 times:

After Cargolifter filed for insolvency  Crying there is still the impressive hangar in Brandenburg which could house two CL-160: The world's largest self-supporting building, plenty of room for 14 B-747. It is about 1,200 feet (360 m) long, 700 feet (210 m) wide and 350 feet (107 m) tall.

According to "Der Spiegel", the hangar will likely be scrapped, because maintenance is extremely expensive.






(Images: Spiegel.de: 1, Cargolifter.de: 2,3)

For those unfamiliar with Cargolifter: The concept was to create a giant airship as a "flying crane" designed to carry out heavy load and point-to-point transportation while using almost no infrastructure.
CargoLifter AG wanted to be both - airship builder and logistics service provider.

It is a shame the company filed for insolvency; yet, I still have faith in the idea. Maybe we will see more competent and wealthy businessmen in the U.S. soon who copy the businessplan.

NoUFO


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User currently offlineFly-K From Germany, joined May 2000, 3148 posts, RR: 52
Reply 1, posted (11 years 4 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3583 times:
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Shame shame shame...this and Dornier...


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User currently offlineSllevin From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 3376 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (11 years 4 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3567 times:

Offhand, does anyone know how much larger that hanger is than the Dirigible hangers at Moffett Field and at Tillamook, Oregon?

Steve


User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7935 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (11 years 4 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3543 times:

The biggest hangar at Tillamook has about half the size; didn't find information on Moffet Field:

Length: 1,254'
Width: 296.5'
Height: 160'

Tillamook isn't really self-supporting:
"Poor soil stability dictated the use of clamshell doors at Houma, and an extra bent was built into each of the hangars at Tillamook."
(http://www.nastillamook.org/faqs/)

NoUFO



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User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (11 years 4 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3528 times:

Looks like it would be a good site to build a stadium in, no need to build a dome at all, it's already there!

User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7935 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (11 years 4 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3504 times:

The hangar could indeed accomodate some of the largest indoor arenas but is located in the small town of Brand, State of Brandenburg. The nearest city is Berlin AFAIK, and Berlin does not need another stadium or multipurpose hall.

NoUFO



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