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User currently offlinePsa188 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 512 posts, RR: 18
Posted (9 years 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3556 times:

The Navy wants to tear down historic Hangar One at former NAS Moffett Field. On Thursday, August 18, from 5 to 6:30 pm the Navy will be holding an Informational Poster Session on the alternatives for cleaning up Hangar 1. NASA and the regulatory agencies will also be on hand.

There will be a more formal Alternatives Workshop from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.

Both will take place at Moffett Field Building 943, to the right before the Main Gate (Moffett Blvd.

See this website:
http://www.savehangarone.org/node/71

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User currently offlineDeltaGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3528 times:

That's a damn shame. That hangar is a cornerstone remnant of the Navy's lighter than air program, and is one of the largest and highly recognized hangars around. Hope they save her, why is it on the debate table in the first place?

I know the two largest wooden structures in the world reside at the (former) MCAS Tustin, down to the south in Santa Ana...they once also served as Navy blimp hangars. Apparently the city is totally bulldozing the entire base, and wants to demolish at least one hangar. What a waste.

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User currently offlineRampRat74 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1530 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3503 times:

Their's one remaining blimp hangar at the former Tillamook NAS. This one is larger then the ones at Tustin. Blimp Hangar B deserves recognition as the largest free-standing wooden structure in the nation. Built in 1943, the hangar measures 192 feet high and 296 feet wide, and is 1,072 feet long. Over seven acres of land is enclosed inside.









You can see where the second hangar was before it burned to the ground.


User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29795 posts, RR: 58
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3501 times:

Boy those at Tustin would make one hell of a set of artist lofts if the city where to go that route.

Waste of a hanger, but better then demolishing a historic building.

At least Tillimook had the common sense to save theirs.



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User currently offlinePsa188 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 512 posts, RR: 18
Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 3472 times:

Quoting DeltaGuy (Reply 1):
That's a damn shame. That hangar is a cornerstone remnant of the Navy's lighter than air program, and is one of the largest and highly recognized hangars around. Hope they save her, why is it on the debate table in the first place?

The debate is taking place because there's toxic stiff in the hangar's exterior panels [PCBs?] that are leeching off into runoff water and into the Bay. The debate is how to fix this and the Navy has ruled out any option that does not involve tearing the hangar down. I urge anyone in the Bay Area to attend the event on the 18th.


User currently offlineDeltaGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 3434 times:

No surprise. Seems any Navy building built before the 80's is loaded with contaminants. The Navy's universal solution is to destroy the building, rather than to screw with it. The same saga is happening over here at NAS Pensacola, where the Navy wants to destroy something like 40 historic buildings that were damaged by Hurricane Ivan, instead of putting the money into them to fix em.

Ramprat74, had no idea that was THE largest wooden structure. I will revise my statement to say that Tustin's are SOME of the largest wooden structures  Smile I'll bet that "AIR MUSEUM" required some pretty large letters!

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User currently offlineGhostbase From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 354 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (9 years 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3421 times:

Quoting RampRat74 (Reply 2):
Their's one remaining blimp hangar at the former Tillamook NAS. This one is larger then the ones at Tustin. Blimp Hangar B deserves recognition as the largest free-standing wooden structure in the nation. Built in 1943, the hangar measures 192 feet high and 296 feet wide, and is 1,072 feet long. Over seven acres of land is enclosed inside.

Thanks for pointing that out RampRat, I did not know that Tillamook was larger. Need to make a change to a certain website  Wink

Interesting to see the door pillars still standing from the hangar that burnt down. Surreal sight.

IIRC there is a site on the East Coast somewhere which still has a similar massive pair of concrete door pillars but no hangar.

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User currently offlineCaptOveur From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 3387 times:

What condition is the Hangar in structurally?

It is wood and near the ocean, and over 60 years old. If it hasn't been kept up it may be a matter of time before it comes down on its own.


User currently offlineMidnightMike From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 2892 posts, RR: 14
Reply 8, posted (9 years 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3376 times:

That's a shame! I worked out of those Blimp Hangars when I was in the Navy, they are huge!


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Reply 9, posted (9 years 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3307 times:
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User currently offlinePsa188 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 512 posts, RR: 18
Reply 10, posted (9 years 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3249 times:

Remember, on Thursday, August 18, from 5 to 6:30 pm the Navy will be holding an Informational Poster Session on the alternatives for cleaning up Hangar 1. NASA and the regulatory agencies will also be on hand. There will be a more formal Alternatives Workshop from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.

Both will take place at Moffett Field Building 943, to the right before the Main Gate (Moffett Blvd.

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Building 943
Building 943 is to the right, before the main Moffett Gate
Moffett Field, CA, 94035
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