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NASA report: New Hangar One skin cheaper than demolition

Original post made on Dec 22, 2011

Congress take note: a new NASA report says that demolishing Moffett Field icon Hangar One is more costly than replacing its toxic siding.

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Posted by James
a resident of North Whisman
on Dec 22, 2011 at 2:09 pm

Even cheaper since Google has offered to pay for it.

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Posted by Sabrina
a resident of The Crossings
on Dec 22, 2011 at 6:24 pm

Excellent news!

I sincerely hope that Google just pays their taxes so to speak, in just letting the money go to public works with no strings attached, and go without owning a piece of (what is rightly) public property.

This proposed privatization of a public space is bad for everyone but the 1%, and I know that people will think less of Google as a company if they lease that space in return for their so-called "philanthropy."

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Posted by Mr. Nice
a resident of Blossom Valley
on Dec 22, 2011 at 9:41 pm


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Posted by Waldo
a resident of Waverly Park
on Dec 23, 2011 at 1:22 pm

The hangar looks pretty good without a skin. Let's leave it that way for awhile.

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Posted by Bill Hough
a resident of another community
on Dec 24, 2011 at 11:04 am

You'd think the bean-counters at NASA, the agency that once sent humans to the moon, and returned them safely to the Earth, could have figured that out by now.

Then those same bean-counters should have have figured out that a recent offer of private funding would solve the "who's going to pay for this?" problem that the Navy and NASA have been ducking for the better part of a decade.