|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Wed, 24 Jun 2009 19:04:11 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] PRESERVATION: Column - "Call in the bosses to save Hangar One" at Moffett Field (CA)|
Herhold: Call in the bosses to save Hangar One By Scott Herhold San Jose Mercury News (CA) Columnist June 24, 2009All of us know there are moments in life - hopefully few - when we have to ask to speak to the boss. When an officious clerk insists on enforcing a silly rule, the boss needs to cut the nonsense.
We've reached that point now with the fate of Hangar One, the 1932 structure that once housed the Navy's giant airships at Moffett Field. It's time for the local debate to be settled in Washington, D.C. If we need to call in White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, so be it.
For years, the Navy threatened to tear down Hangar One because of environmental concerns about asbestos, lead and chemicals. Beaten back by public uproar, Navy officials now plan to strip the toxic sides of the old hangar and leave a skeleton in place.
This is, perhaps, the worst of all ideas. Can anyone imagine any other historical building in the valley being reduced to its skeleton?
... For the entire column, see http://www.mercurynews.com/columns/ci_12674281# -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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