Building the Hangers - Tustin, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
N 33° 42.172 W 117° 49.109
11S E 424151 N 3729512
Quick Description: One of many historical markers at Victory Park in Tustin.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 7/29/2019 10:31:54 AM
Waymark Code: WM111ET
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
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Long Description:
The plaque says, "To meet the challenges of designing two of the largest structures ever build almost entirely of wood, the Nay chose a designer-engineer Arsham Amirikian who was principal engineer of the Navy Bureau of Yards and Docks. Amirikian's design was used to construct the 17 LTA hangers around the country.

The final design for the hangers was completed in the fall of 1942. Construction began on Hanger 1, also called Building 28 in October 1942 and was completed in July 1943. Construction on Hanger 2 or Building 29, began in December 1942, and was completed in September 1943.

Constructing the Hangers

The hangers were built by James I. Barnes Construction Company of Los Angeles

To build these structures it took:
- 2,719,000 boards feet of lumber
- 79 tons of bolts and washers
- 30 tons of rod connectors
- 37 tons of structural steel"
Group that erected the marker: St. Anton Partners

Address of where the marker is located. Approximate if necessary:
Tustin, CA


URL of a web site with more information about the history mentioned on the sign: Not listed

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