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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

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

Could those windows be recycled?


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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.


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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...


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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


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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)?


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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!


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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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