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User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 3 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1630 times:

Hi Texans!

What happened to the BN HQ that was built at DFW during the Lawrence years?

Is it being used? I understand it was quite something when it was built.

thanks,

dtwclipper

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User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1592 times:

GTE (later renamed Verizon) bought it, and as far as I know, they're still there.

User currently offlineRogerThat From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 566 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 3 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1581 times:

The main entrance is off West Airfield Drive, not far from the AA hangars. But you can't see much of the place from the road. They built up a grassy hill along the entire stretch of it.

I've read a description of the place in Splash of Colors. Sounds like Harding Lawrence liked spending his company's money.


User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 3 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1548 times:

Quoting RogerThat (Reply 2):
I've read a description of the place in Splash of Colors. Sounds like Harding Lawrence liked spending his company's money.

Thanks Roger, I read that book too, way, way long ago, a have always wondered what happened to the building since they spent so much on it.


User currently offlineRamprat74 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1537 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (9 years 3 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1535 times:

I wonder why BN never built a hangar at DFW. Did they keep their DAL hangar complex open for the 8 years they were at DFW?

User currently offlineJayDavis From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 2000 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (9 years 3 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1480 times:

I also read in Splash of Colors that a VP at BN took an Alexander Calder mobile (artistic) out of one of the BN office's the night of the bankruptcy.

Seems somebody has a very expensive piece of artwork in their home......


Jay


User currently offlineSCCutler From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 5520 posts, RR: 28
Reply 6, posted (9 years 3 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1462 times:

BN maintained its extensive maintenance hangars at DAL and, in fact, these were folded into what became DalFort at DAL when BNII (the Pritzker era) began.

BN's old home at DAL is pretty much abandoned, now, with Singapore Aerospace having wound down DalFort's MX ops.



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User currently offlineNikonDFW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 3 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1429 times:

Braniff did have a hangar at DFW, it's now used by AA, the one next to the Eagle hangar.

User currently offlineFI642 From Monaco, joined Mar 2005, 1079 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (9 years 3 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1376 times:

A lot of Calder artwork was stolen, including paintings and models. They have to be around somewhere. Someone has them hanging on their walls.


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User currently offlineJsnww81 From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 2036 posts, RR: 15
Reply 9, posted (9 years 3 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1323 times:

As NikonDFW said, Braniff did open a line maintenance hangar at DFW when the airport opened in 1974. All heavy maintenance was performed over at Love Field in the hangar opened in 1957. IIRC Braniff also had a line maintenance hangar at Miami for South American DC8s.

The old Braniff hangar at DFW is now part of American's huge DFW line maintenance complex - it's behind the American Eagle hangar on West Airfield Drive. You can really only see it if you're taking off - it's mostly blocked by the newer American Eagle hangar.


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