Hangar One, built in 1933 at Moffett Field in Mountain View, Calif., is currently in a state of undress.
That’s because the corrugated siding covering the massive hangar, deemed toxic to the environment, is being replaced. Just to note, it’s a Navy hangar, but NASA is footing the bill to take care of it.
This project has been ongoing since May, but news broke on Friday that Google is offering to pay 100 percent of the costs, that’s $33 million, associated with renovating Hangar One. So what’s the catch?
Google would like to use two-thirds of the hangar’s space to store eight private jets — including a Dornier Alpha jet.
Right now, there’s still a budget battle on-going and NASA is evaluating Google’s offer.
[H/T to the Mercury News and Techcrunch]
Why are we not paying for this ourselves?? This is what you use tax dollars for- Save this structure- and keep it in the PUBLIC HANDS
I think this is a great idea. Google already parks their 767 among other things at Moffett. This allows them to help save a great piece of history as well as benefit themselves. As long as it keeps the hangar Navy or NASA owned, let Google pay for the rennovation