Friday, September 21, 2012

Exposition Park-ing Spot for Space Shuttle "Endeavour"

The temporary hangar on the grounds of the California Science Center went up in about five months time.  For an interesting read about the southern California-based T. ViolĂ©  Construction Company and the metal, pre-fabricated "Butler building" click here.  The following photos chronicle the progression this past summer in Exposition Park:

Taken in June, 2012 (Click on any photo to zoom in)

Viewing southward onto site with Coliseum in background

The unsung brave men toiling with professionalism.  Here is shown their work on the east walls
View looking east onto site
Hangar's west face almost complete

Another view looking east - a ramp will be installed and the shuttle will somehow be eased in from this side of the structure.  The trees may have to be cut down before the October 12/13th installation into the Samuel Oschin Space Shuttle Endeavour Display Pavilion

(Updated October 30th):
Photos below taken on a week day after the October 14th Sunday arrival to Exposition Park.
Photos taken Monday, October 29th previewing the new exhibition:

Update:  ET (the External Tank) rolled into Expo Park the weekend of May 21st of 2016.  Here are some photos taken Monday, May 23rd:

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