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Navy renews vow to skin Hangar One

Original post made on Jan 26, 2010

Congresswoman Anna Eshoo said Tuesday that a serious plan for reusing Hangar One must be in place if Congress is likely to fund restoration of the historic landmark at Moffett Field.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, January 26, 2010, 7:49 PM

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Posted by J. Ravanelli
a resident of Whisman Station
on Jan 26, 2010 at 8:34 pm

"If part of the partnership is the Congress of the United States, they are going to want to know what we want to do with the money,"

since when does the government care where the money goes? or what they do with it?

"They are going to want to know if it makes sense. Is it going to be used for a museum or used by others in the community? There needs to be a plan."

really? the government is concerned as to wether or not something makes sense?

To address the problem, Eshoo said she would be meeting "as soon as possible"


the navy used the moffett field as thier own toxic waste dump FOR YEARS!!just as the air force destroyed the majestic peak of mt. umunhum for so many years, and now they are worried about some lead paint and asbestos?
the fact is , hanger one IS history. reflecting a time when this great country was great. as it sits now, it is truly a reflection of what our great land, and its government has become, a toxic chunk of nothing, an eyesore to some a flat out head ache to others. heres an idea! repaint hanger one. just paint right over the " deadly" lead paint and asbestos, and turn it in to one helluva aviation history sickens me to see what a scared pussy foot society we have become. california is probably the worst offender in this area.
so anna eshoo, instead of trying to bs us in your remarks of congress' "concern" of where OUR (the taxpayers) money goes, why don't you put it to the local community. those of us that get to leave our homes every morning and see the historic, if not majestic, artificial mountain that man created ? as a child seeing it for the first time, i was in awe and vowed that i would climb atop the mammoth structure. during an one of the many air shows of the past, i did just that! i will never forget being escorted off base by some very pissed navy security officers, being told" not to ever show up on this property again!" laughing hysterically the following summer as i went up again and carved my initials into the trap door at the top next to so many others.(you should see the view up there!) so come on anna! let those of us that live here in sight of the hanger decide what to do with the money to hopefully restore, and reshape the future of this cities past.

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Posted by Local Yocal
a resident of another community
on Jan 27, 2010 at 9:25 am

Hangar One is not just local history, it's national history and deserves respect as a historical structure. I think this effort to save it needs a better PR campaign too. Instead of saying "skin" the hangar, can we say "restore" or "renovate". Semantics? Yes, but it can help to remind that this structure is unique and means a great deal to many Americans who appreciate its history.

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Posted by Bruno
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jan 27, 2010 at 10:15 am

Now I really want some more air shows so I can climb up top like Mr. Ravanelli. That must have been so cool!

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Posted by Don Frances
Mountain View Voice Editor
on Jan 27, 2010 at 10:27 am

Don Frances is a registered user.

Just to be clear, we meant "skin" as in take the skin off, not as in re-skin. The Navy has made no indication that it will help restore or renovate the hangar in any way.

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Posted by carl crebar
a resident of Shoreline West
on Jan 27, 2010 at 3:01 pm

What is it worth to keep it??? How do you measure value attempting to
compare real costs to a historic presence.......I suppose it depends on your own personal value system......Well for me it's easy....restore and retain this hallmark of history......

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Posted by Bobby
a resident of another community
on Jan 28, 2010 at 1:16 am

There should be a revenue generating use for the hangar. Since Maple Pavilion at Stanford is a small crammed gym, perhaps Stanford could have basketball games inside. Maybe, even a football game or two. The hangar is HUGE and near a light rail station.

Another possibility is Shoreline Ampitheatre could use it for indoor concerts, especially during the winter season.

Just do not be like those douchebags in Tustin who decided to tear down one of their historical hangars and transform the other one into an unrecognizable commercial abomination.

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Posted by Jane B
a resident of Cuernavaca
on Feb 3, 2010 at 1:19 am

Just get it over with and tear it down. Build tiny little houses for Googlers in its place.

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