Panel OKs $10 million for Hangar One


Congresswoman Anna Eshoo had promising news about funding to help restore Moffett Field's massive landmark, Hangar One.

Eshoo's request for $10 million to restore Hangar One was approved by the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee July 27. If the funding makes it through votes by the full Appropriations Committee, the Senate and the House, Hangar One will be $10 million closer to being restored.

"With this funding, we are taking the first step to returning (Hangar One) to productive use," Eshoo said in a press release. "I will keep fighting for full restoration and historical preservation of Hangar One so that generations to come can enjoy this marvel of American innovation."

The funds are the first to be identified for the restoration of Hangar One, which is being stripped to its bare frame within the next year by a Navy contractor. Replacing its PCB-laden siding could cost owner NASA Ames anywhere between $15 million to $40 million. But with Ames possibly poised for budget cuts this year, the fate of Hangar One remains uncertain.

— Daniel DeBolt

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Posted by Super
a resident of Community Center
on Aug 5, 2010 at 5:54 pm

Come on. Is Hanger One really an important historical monument? Gimme a break. $10M would have been nice to spent on helping those who are homeless or improving our education system.

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Posted by commuter
a resident of Midtown
on Aug 5, 2010 at 5:56 pm

$10M could save Caltrain.

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Posted by Mark
a resident of Midtown
on Aug 5, 2010 at 7:04 pm

What a waste of money. Once more a politician spends scarce resources to pander to a vocal minority making no attempt to find out what the majority want.

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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Aug 6, 2010 at 8:16 pm

Walter_E_Wallis is a registered user.

Since the contamination is a shuck, put a sock in it until the hazard to the biosphere has been determined to be more from doing nothing than from demolition.

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Posted by jeff
a resident of another community
on Aug 30, 2010 at 10:23 pm

Mabe possibly creating local jobs? Maybe? Whatta concept...

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