All building materials were made fire-resistant to protect against incendiary bombing. Treatment involved a vacuum process of salt impregnation. During construction, high winds caused a partial collapse of some members. The ruined materials were piled for incineration, but would not burn; so the rubble was buried on site. Years later, a farmer leasing ground on the site plowed up some of the materials. They were reported to still be in good condition.
Society: ASCEMain Category: Aerospace & AviationSub Category: AviationEra: 1940-1949DateCreated: 1943Moffett DriveIrvineState: CAZip: 92606Country: USAWebsite: http://www.asce.org/Project/Blimp-Hangars/
YearAdded:Image Credit: Courtesy Wikipedia/Lordkinbote (CC BY-SA 2.0)Era_date_from: 1943