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Original PanAm Seaplane Hangers Being Restored  
User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32179 posts, RR: 72
Posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1568 times:

The original PanAm seaplane hangers in Miami's Coconut Grove, an upscale urban district of the city that caters mainly to tourists, just south of downtown are finally being restored. They will be repainted and redone to thier original glory, even though they will have new tennants in the form of a gourmet market.

More info:
http://www.communitynewspapers.com/2002/bnews/08-01-08-03/local4.htm




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User currently offlineMxCtrlr From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 2485 posts, RR: 36
Reply 1, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1535 times:

Its heartening to see, even though the real Pan Am is long gone, that someone out there is seeing to the preservation of this historic airline's assets. If it wasn't for Pan Am, many of the routes we take for granted today, may not exist (and even the venerable 747 may not have become a reality without Pan Am's Juan T. Trippe pushing for it).

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User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32179 posts, RR: 72
Reply 2, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1510 times:

Yes, it is. Pan Am's original world headquarters in Miami are restored in all thier glory as Miami's City Hall. It is beautiful inside, restored directly to spec. The only thing missing is the giant Pan Am globe, which currently resides in the lobby of the Miami Museum of Science & Transit Planetarium.


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User currently offlineMasseyBrown From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 5215 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1491 times:

The old PanAm seaplane terminal still exists on Treasure Island, a stop on the Bay Bridge between SFO and OAK. Great old art-deco building - was part of a Navy base for the last 60 years or so.

Does anybody know whether it's being restored as well?



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