2010 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lennysiegel@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 15 Jul 2010 20:33:26 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] PRESERVATION: Moffett Field (CA) Hangar One artifacts and structure
Plans to destroy Hangar One relics may be unnecessary
Navy rethinks plans to trash lights, walls and buildings inside historic structure

by Daniel DeBolt
Mountain View Voice (CA)
July 15, 2010

As a Navy contractor mobilizes to deconstruct much of Moffett Field's landmark Hangar One to remove contaminants, preservationists and NASA Ames employees questioned the necessity and cost effectiveness of removing several historically valuable interior structures last week.

In its attempts to remove the hangar's toxic siding and lead paint, preservationists say the Navy is removing much of the historic value of the best-preserved 1930s airship hangar in the world.

One by one, the Moffett Field Restoration Advisory Board last Thursday discussed preserving as many artifacts and structures as possible. That included hundreds of explosion-proof light fixtures from the 1930s. The Navy is planning to dispose of the lights because of their asbestos gaskets, but told the RAB that the lights could be re-used without the gaskets.


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Lenny Siegel
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