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Hangar One's windows won't be saved

Original post made on May 4, 2011

After a last minute inspection, NASA officials have decided that Hangar One's 4,638 unique windows aren't worth saving, a disappointment for preservationists and Navy history buffs.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, May 4, 2011, 3:53 PM

Comments (7)

Posted by Duke, a resident of Old Mountain View
on May 4, 2011 at 7:18 pm

Could those windows be recycled?


Posted by lungs, a resident of another community
on May 4, 2011 at 7:46 pm

Navy air monitoring has recorded surprisingly high levels of asbestos inside and outside the Ames buildings to the north of Hangar 1 in the week since the dismantling began. This and other toxic waste problems are not being communicated to Ames employees.


Posted by the_punnisher, a resident of Whisman Station
on May 5, 2011 at 6:44 am

the_punnisher is a registered user.

Mountain View just may have gotten a painful lesson:

DELAY IS THE DEADLIEST FORM OF DENIAL.

BTW, are you going
to go public with your data breach or deny it too???

You owe your public some answers...


Posted by SonjaKathryna, a resident of another community
on May 5, 2011 at 8:28 am

The quicker the asbestos abatement process can begin at Hangar One, the better. The longer crews are out there, the greater the possibility of disturbance and inhalation. This is a very sensitive process though, so it should not be done by trained professionals only. Regards, SK – Web Link


Posted by What a waste, a resident of another community
on May 5, 2011 at 2:36 pm

What a sad waste. I'm wondering if the $30 million from Google can be used to help preserve the windows.
Alternately, could they be sold for souveniers to raise money for the preservation (like pieces of the Berlin wall)?


Posted by Catherine, a resident of Willowgate
on May 6, 2011 at 1:00 pm

I agree - silly to send the windows to a landfill. I'm certain they could find happy homes elsewhere - if only as pieces of backyard art. I'd take/buy one!


Posted by Elaine, a resident of North Whisman
on May 6, 2011 at 6:07 pm

And to top it all off - The company doing the work is not an American company - Don't you think they could have made it a priority to hire American? - It is on Federal Land !!


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