No easy solutions for Hangar One Other Issues, posted by Editor, Mountain View Voice Online, on Jul 21, 2011 at 9:16 pm
NASA headquarters and House Republicans now appear to view the demolition of Hangar One as a real possibility, but it would "make a mockery" of federal historic preservation law and "ignores years of discussion by the local community and government agencies," preservationists say in a letter to be sent to Washington D.C.
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Posted by DC, a resident of the Sylvan Park neighborhood, on Jul 21, 2011 at 9:16 pm
Why spend money to remove the coating, then say We have no money to repair or want anyone else to take over the project. Better call in the Autobots, maybe some alien UFO crashed landed there years ago.
Posted by holdYourBreathe, a resident of the Blossom Valley neighborhood, on Jul 21, 2011 at 10:16 pm
The Skin was a ticking time bomb... lots of nasty stuff in the paint and it was starting to flake off and go airborne. The navy was responsible for cleanup and wanted to demolish, but advocates and NASA convinced them just to remove the toxics at roughly the same cost as demolition. Now, with no money in hand, and all the Navy's money committed to cleanup, it will likely have to be demolished at additional cost anyway.
Posted by PH, a resident of another community, on Aug 1, 2011 at 7:19 am
I still think saving the hanger is a good idea with lots of possible uses. The skeletal structure is really something to see now that the siding is being removed. Stepping up by private entities would be a really great thing as the government just keeps wasting time and money delaying a real plan.