Town Square

No easy solutions for Hangar One

Original post made on Jul 21, 2011

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.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, July 22, 2011, 12:00 AM


Like this comment
Posted by DC
a resident of Sylvan Park
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.

Like this comment
Posted by holdYourBreathe
a resident of Blossom Valley
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.

Like this comment
Posted by Mike Laursen
a resident of Monta Loma
on Jul 25, 2011 at 9:16 pm

At this point, does anybody remember what the original PCB levels were? It's been a long time since that info was reported here.

Like this comment
Posted by vfree
a resident of Waverly Park
on Jul 28, 2011 at 2:36 pm

NASA and the House Republicans are not going to remove Hangar one... The EPA and Lenny are.

Like this comment
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.

Like this comment
Posted by HopeToRenovate
a resident of another community
on Dec 21, 2011 at 12:31 pm

Hope the structure can be kept in someway, and for some use.
It has been a known building for lots of years! And a rather unusual building to see!