Positive Step Forward for Rehabilitation of Hangar One in Moffett Field

August 23, 2019 by National Trust for Historic Preservation

Moffett Federal Airfield Hangar One in Moffett Field, California

photo by: Chris Figge/Flickr/CC-BY-2.0

Hangar One in Moffett Field, one of the most recognized landmarks in Silicon Valley, has moved closer to rehabilitation with the news that owner Planetary Ventures (a Google subsidiary) has "sketched out a plan for removing the Peninsula landmark’s last toxic remnants so it can be restored and used once again."

Built in 1932 as a docking station for the dirigible USS Macon, the largest aircraft in the world at that time, Hangar One was once threatened with demolition, leading the National Trust to include it on its 11 Most Endangered Historic Places list in 2008. Learn more about the history of Hangar One and Google's sustainable restoration plan in this article from The Mercury News.

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