February 2014: Things are looking up! Google will protect this wonderful structure!
2008: Hangar One at Moffett Field was included on the National Trust for Historic Preservation's 2008 America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places. Read what the National Trust had to say May 26, 2011.
|Hangar One before removal of its skin.
||To get a sense of the size of Hangar One, note the people standing in the lower right of the photo. This is as close as you can get to see the full height of the doors
| The lamp is across the street from the hangar.
||Hangar One, a modern SUV and a new hangar. |
Historic Photos from the Moffett Field Museum
|Hangar One from the entrance to Moffett Field
| Note the bunk beds along the side of the hangar in this interior view.
||Hangar One and planes on the ready.
|Poster celebrating the 50th anniversary of Hangar One.
||Hangar One and runways.|
|Deflation of the last blimp at Hangar One.
||Bulb from the lantern at the top of Hangar One.|
Preservation Foundation: September, 2008
SAVE HANGAR ONE — A RARE OPPORTUNITY TO INFLUENCE THE NAVY’S DECISION
The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) hosted a public meeting on Hangar One on Wednesday, September 17, 2008 at the Computer History Museum, Hahn Auditorium, 1401 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View, CA 94043.
One is an important part of California and the nation's aviation and
military history. The hangar is a rare, irreplaceable resource that
is a northern California landmark and a reminder of our nation's history
of technological innovation and design.
One is the anchor of the National Register listed U.S. Naval Air Station
Sunnyvale, California, Historic District. Removing the sheathing of
the structure would threaten the integrity of the District as a whole.
hazards present at Hangar One must be remediated, but the historic value
and reuse options for the hangar should not be destroyed or severely
compromised in the process when viable alternatives exist.
• The Navy's current plan to remove Hangar One's exterior sheathing and all interior structures makes reuse of Hangar One difficult and does not fulfill what we believe is the Navy's responsibility to minimize harm to the historic resource, or leave the hangar in a usable condition.
• The Navy's proposed mitigation measures, including documentation and painting
the frame the color of the original siding, are insufficient to make up for the effect the remediation measures will have on Hangar One.
• You can make a difference. The California Preservation Foundation nominated
Hangar One to the National Trust for Historic Preservation's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places 2008.
Linda Ellis, one of the
Save Hangar One Committee members is the architect that created the idea for a fabric skin for the hangar. Her photo gallery shows details of the interior of Hangar One. She is also a member of the Pacific Coast Aeronauts (hot air balloon group) that used to free fly 3–4 balloons for rides in the hangar during airshows.