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Denuded landmark: Hangar One’s skeletal remains

Monday, June 18, 2012

Stephen Tung in the Mercury News updates the ongoing work to strip the PCB-and-asbestos-infested roof and walls of Hangar One, the historic dirigible port at Moffett Field in Mountain View. From Highway 101 he says it “resembles dozens of white ants tearing the flesh off a metal caterpillar.” (The photo by Robin Chapman is from earlier this year.) Below, a picture of the hangar, still one of the world’s largest free-standing structures, as home to the USS Macon in the 1930s. Once the cleanup is done and it’s reduced to a skeletal hulk, the question looms: What next?

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