The long-running campaign to restore Silicon Valley's beloved 1930s mega-relic, Hangar One, has passed another milestone: the US Navy and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) have jointly "committed" to reskinning the toxically troublesome edifice. This milestone, however, comes with a weighty millstone …
Larry Ellison Hangar One?
Will it be able to fit his ego?
I'll just run along, now...
The USS Macon prepares to enter Hanger One
I didn't realise this was a porn site, honestly.
$40 million isn't too large of a sum considering the historical aspects of the facility, and the overall "coolness" factor. There are many viable options for the use of the building as well.
The biggest cost pitfall are the labor unions that will inevitably whine and cry if they aren't included. If they can keep the unions out then the cost will be much closer to the $15 million figure.
Here's to saving a really cool part of U.S. history.
good idea with naming rights, wrong sponsor
The Hangar One Hangar One would be fantastic, and they are a local company too.
Beer, I guess as a chaser?
Love Hangar One
Hope they are able to save it....may not be practical but is certainly impressive.
Jonathan Schwartz coul'd use his Sun golden handshake to pay for it, on condition that it carries a Sun logo. At least he'd have left one good legacy for Sun...
It's right in Mountain View - why don't Google renovate it and fill it with servers? They could fit, what, a weeks worth of expansion in there?
so damm big it's hard to believe *no* one can find a use for it.
300 ft wide is enough for some *very* large aircraft. Is there no runway nearby?
Think of it as another Millennium Dome
When you said "Colossus" I thought this was going to be about 1940s America's answer to Bletchley Park.
it's on gigapan
Not that amazing.
We have two of them at Cardington in Bedforshire.
Hangar One is a bit more attractive, but those Cardington ones are pretty impressive:
Thanks for the tip.
Much better View here and you can move around them too..
The Bing Aerial View Is Even Better
(Don't know how to save a fully-executed link -sorry. Me dummie)
I think it's a riot how Google Maps carefully blurs things like the rooftops of police stations and military bases, then Bing lets you see the sentries having a cigarette break.
"an area with few - if any - notable historic edifices" - you mean the USA ?
Didnt they film the latest StarTrek here? Use it as a studio and charge for its use. That will pay for its reskinning.
"Didnt they film the latest StarTrek here? Use it as a studio and charge for its use. That will pay for its reskinning."
That's exactly what they did with one of the two Cardington hangars. I seem to recall that Batman Begins had its Gotham street set built here...
Control the rain runoff, save the millions
I'm guessing that other than being "toxic," the siding on the structure is just fine. So why not do something about the runoff, and leave the siding alone? Surely the water can be treated for far less than what it takes to replace the siding.