Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Collection Item Summary:

"First of a series of massive hangars for the new Airport. Length - 320', Width - 208', Height - 55', Airplane Storage Space - 30,625 sq. ft., Doors - 30' x 175' -- Sliding Type." Oblique aerial view looking northwest from an altitude of 200 feet of construction underway at Gravelly Point, Virginia, of Washington National Airport; afternoon of November 20, 1940.

Collection Item Long Description:


  • Aeronautics, Commercial
  • Airports
  • Aerial photography

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum Archives

Restrictions & Rights

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Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA)



Repository Loc.

National Air and Space Museum, Archives Division, MRC 322, Washington, DC, 20560



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