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Cargolifter Hangar: Room For 14 B-747 But ...

Sat Mar 15, 2003 2:09 am

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.

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RE: Cargolifter Hangar: Room For 14 B-747 But ...

Sat Mar 15, 2003 3:59 am

Shame shame shame...this and Dornier...
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RE: Cargolifter Hangar: Room For 14 B-747 But ...

Sat Mar 15, 2003 4:11 am

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

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RE: Cargolifter Hangar: Room For 14 B-747 But ...

Sat Mar 15, 2003 4:38 am

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/)

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RE: Cargolifter Hangar: Room For 14 B-747 But ...

Sat Mar 15, 2003 5:13 am

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!
 
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RE: Cargolifter Hangar: Room For 14 B-747 But ...

Sat Mar 15, 2003 5:56 am

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.

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