Telstar Logistics is reporting that Hangar One, the giant airship hangar at Moffet Field in Mountain View that you can see from Highway 101, is in jeopardy of being torn down by the Navy. A group called Save Hangar One has been formed to try and save Hangar One by “re-skinning” it using a Teflon-coated fiberglass fabric.
The Navy built Hangar One to house the gigantic airship U.S.S. Macon in 1932 on land donated by Bay Area communities. It is a monument to innovation and service, an icon of the Peninsula, and one of the worldÂ’s largest free-standing structures. Unfortunately, some of the materials used in its construction are now known to be toxic.
To eliminate the environmental risk, the Navy proposes to demolish Hangar One for $12 million â€¦ but Navy studies also show that it would cost only $12 million more to replace the toxic materials instead. We believe itÂ’s worth the extra $35 per square foot to preserve Hangar One for future generations.