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Feds seek Hangar One tenant, Moffett airfield manager

Original post made on Mar 1, 2013

In a move that could save Moffett Field's Hangar One, the federal government announced March 1 that it is seeking bids for the restoration and lease of the iconic structure.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, March 1, 2013, 12:53 PM

Comments (15)

Posted by Konrad Sosnow, a resident of another community
on Mar 1, 2013 at 2:32 pm

As a Save Hanger One Committee (SHOC) member, I am glad to see that progress is being made.

Posted by Observer, a resident of another community
on Mar 1, 2013 at 3:29 pm

THe ONLY way H211/Google will be allowed to remain at Moffett is if they can prove without a doubt they meet the NASA science requirements for users of the airfield. On Feb 26 the Inspector General of NASA announced they will be reviewing all Space Act Agreeemnts and that means the one betwenn H211 and NASA at Moffett.

Posted by Anna S., a resident of Rex Manor
on Mar 1, 2013 at 3:43 pm

Has anyone followed the link to read the Notice of Intent? Why is one of the listed goals to "leverage the expertise of the real estate industry"? This is a goal? Not merely a means to an end? Why?

Posted by the_punnisher, a resident of Whisman Station
on Mar 1, 2013 at 3:46 pm

The real solution would be to get Palo Alto to quit subsidizing the "rich toy airport " which has proved to be a hazard ( overflight of East Palo Alto is NOT safe )and direct all FBOs there. Then P.A. can work on the recycling/rehabilitation of the Bay.

Also start planning for World's Fair 2020...with Hanger One involved.

Posted by Marti, a resident of Martens-Carmelita
on Mar 1, 2013 at 3:50 pm

Thanks Congresswoman Eshoo For your help in saving Hangar One. It is truly a National Momument and has a lot of history with it.... My many thanks...

Posted by Enthused!, a resident of Cuesta Park
on Mar 1, 2013 at 6:36 pm

Thanks for continuing your efforts to succeed in this Congresswoman Eshoo!!!

Posted by Karen, a resident of another community
on Mar 3, 2013 at 12:13 am

The loss if the Zeppelin is an epic failure that exposes a real deficiency in the movers and shakers in this valley. They spend all their time looking down, never up. The Zeppelin was a unique, beautiful airship and could have been saved for nominal fees comparative to the extensive advertising reach and potential it had. Silicon Valley has become myopic and a bit boring.

Posted by Michael Wright, a resident of North Whisman
on Mar 4, 2013 at 1:34 pm

Apparently it comes down to those who are passionate about saving Hanger One have no money. Those with money have no interest in saving Hanger One. Kind of sad since costs to panel this structure is pocket change when compared to expenditures of other places in Silicon Valley (which will be torn down 10 or 20 years from now).

Posted by Otto Maddox, a resident of Monta Loma
on Mar 4, 2013 at 1:53 pm

Let's say, in a dream, you manage to save Hangar 1.

What could you possibly do with it? I hear "mixed use" and "cultural center" and "education facility".

What does any of that even mean? Do you plan to build a multi-story bulding inside the hangar? Otherwise you end up with a whole lot of unusable space.

And on top of all that this hangar is located on an abandonded Navy Base. The area around the Hangar is pretty old and neglected. I can't imagine you'd be able to attract any investors. The location is just terrible.

Posted by Anna S., a resident of Rex Manor
on Mar 4, 2013 at 2:11 pm

@ Otto:

The best idea I've heard is to turn Hangar 1 into the west coast branch of the Smithsonian's Air and Space Museum. I would be ecstatic if we could have a local version of Udvar-Hazy here in MV. I grew up in DC and miss the great museums.

Posted by kman, a resident of Monta Loma
on Mar 4, 2013 at 2:40 pm

Whats more important an old barn, or more construction for new homes? Our area is not saturated enough with people, we need more.

Posted by Larry Ellis, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Mar 5, 2013 at 12:24 pm

Join us in saving this wonderful national historic site. Web Link

Posted by Bobby Socks, a resident of Whisman Station
on Mar 6, 2013 at 7:10 am

Tear it down! It's so ugly!

Posted by I wouldn't live there, a resident of another community
on Mar 8, 2013 at 2:48 pm

@ kman
It's a superfund site. I would not risk living there. I'd visit for a day, but I would not be able to eat food grown in the ground, and breathing would be a toxic hazard. I'm old. I don't want to think about the risk to growing children.
Web Link

Posted by nicole, a resident of Rex Manor
on Mar 9, 2013 at 4:18 pm

How about a west coast version of this? Web Link

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