Monday, September 21, 2009

Aircraft hanger competes with the sky


Tampa International Airport is a enormous place with runways, landside terminal, airsides and maintenance facilities, plus thousands upon thousands of parking spaces. The property, with three runways - the longest at 11,000 feet - covers 3,300 acres and is just 11 miles from Tampa's downtown business district. Over the years, as the airport has grown, airlines have built enormous hanger facilities for aircraft maintenance and repair. This is one of two hangars on the east side in the Drew Park neighborhood. It is 140,000 square feet and can simultaneously accommodate two wide body aircraft and two narrow body aircraft. In a word. HUGE! It takes a mighty big, bright blue sky and clouds to overshadow a building this big.

8 comments:

Don and Krise said...

That is one big piece of real estate. You're right though, the blue and white against the sky looks good. It makes a huge building sort of blend in.

Jacob said...

I haven't flown into Tampa in about 20 years, but I remember the last time I thought it was the nicest airport I had seen in Florida...

Oh, I meant to tell you that your first photo of the dragon was splendiforous! Great composition!

Frank said...

@ Don and krise - That's what struck me as how it looks as tho they intended it to be a part of the sky.

@ Jacob - Tampa STILL has one of the nicest airports in the entire world.It has only gotten better in the last 20 years. Just flying thru others here and overseas makes coming home a delight. It's #!!

Spendiforous? I was thinking Rapterlicious.

Jacob said...

Okay, Rapter... is fine with me! Glad to hear it's getting better with age...kinda like yourself, right?

Lois said...

That is huge! I like the blue color on the building.

Lori said...

wow! I thought this was a rendering when I first glanced at it. Great sky!

Thanks for always visiting my DC daily photos :)

brattcat said...

Wow, it really looks 'space-age'.

magicpolaroid said...

hi frank how are u? like in this shot the white and blue colors with this sky!