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Hangar One walls to be removed next week

Original post made on Apr 15, 2011

Next week workers are scheduled to begin removing the siding of Hangar One, the massive and historic hangar at Moffett Field, which can be seen from across the Bay.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, April 15, 2011, 4:08 PM

Comments (10)

Posted by PH, a resident of another community
on Apr 15, 2011 at 8:51 pm

A sad day in history is coming. We save single houses because of who lived in them, but we won't save a unique building that has seen an incredible amount of history. Nothing compares to this building in historic importance or amazing engineering for its time. I'm glad I've been in it and took pictures as we might only have these to remember the remarkable history connected to it.

Posted by SAM, a resident of another community
on Apr 18, 2011 at 5:01 pm

Yes it's a historic building, however the money used to repair this old relic could fund a lot of: books; teachers; meals; and after school programs. Thank you all for your fiscal responsibility.

Posted by Dumas, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Apr 18, 2011 at 6:42 pm

Nick, it is "polychlorinated biphenyls" NOT "polychlorinated biphenylss"!


Posted by Jeff, a resident of Willowgate
on Apr 19, 2011 at 3:44 pm

For those of us that live nearby, is there any health risk for asbestos to get into the air during demolition?

Are the contractors sealing off the sections they are working on?

Posted by Dumas, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Apr 19, 2011 at 3:50 pm

The previous version of this article mentioned "PCBs." Is "asbestos" also involved in the structure?


Posted by ann, a resident of another community
on Apr 19, 2011 at 6:32 pm

to SAM...the schools and the teachers do not deserve any more money...the more money we give them the worse the grades are....till they deal with tenure, bloated pensions and get their act together more indeed will be so sad to see such a historical site as hanger one destroyed....very very sad...pray that someone finds a way to save it....

Posted by Garrett, a resident of another community
on Apr 19, 2011 at 8:20 pm

Sad times we live in, too bad we just could find a use for it, but guess we don't want to invest in the future. The Repubs suffer for small minds

Posted by Jes' Sayin', a resident of Blossom Valley
on Apr 19, 2011 at 10:17 pm

Who handles the spelling in the headlines?

Posted by work200ftAway, a resident of Blossom Valley
on Apr 19, 2011 at 11:17 pm

@Jeff, @Dumas

The asbestos has already been removed from the Hangar... this was done prior to removal of the exterior skin. The skin contains PCBs and will be sprayed with xylene to keep dispersal down. Each panel will be removed and wrapped in plastic to further prevent dispersal. There are a number of buildings at NASA Ames within a few hundred feet of the North end of H1. NASA is monitoring the air quality for their employees and have even outfitted a few employees with mobile 'test kits' that will be sent away for overnight analysis during the deskinning. Just doing our part as canaries for you Jeff ;)

Posted by Jeff, a resident of Willowgate
on Apr 22, 2011 at 3:27 pm


Thanks for the information. I was not aware the asbestos had already been removed. Hopefully that was contained! Maybe that is why everyone is really sick lately...just kidding.

Tweet a little tweet for me canary.

Seriously though, stay safe, they usually go with the lowest bid, and they are working on a superfund site anyway...

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