Boeing's Plant 2 to be demolished

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    Boeing's Plant 2 to be demolished

    Been a long while since I've been here. But after reading this news item, I'd knew the guys on here would be interested.

    Just amazing history with this place.

    Story: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100914/...oeing_plant2_1, http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/htm...ngplant14.html
    Vid: http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/ap/...yhoo.it/9bKHBU

    Up for demolition are four factory buildings sandwiched between East Marginal Way South and the Duwamish, covering 1.6 million square feet.

    The largely empty main building houses only three old airplanes belonging to the Museum of Flight, south of Plant 2 on East Marginal Way. Two Boeing bombers, a B-17 Flying Fortress and a B-29 Superfortress, have been there since 2004, being restored for display at the museum. A Lockheed Super Constellation joined them in September.
    Boeing employees in May 1944 rolling out the 5000th B-17 bomber built since Pearl Harbor.


    The 35 acre roof of Boeing Plant 2 disguised as a neighborhood along the Duwamish River during WWII. The roof was camouflaged homes built of canvas, trees and shrubs made of board and mesh and streets of oil and dirt.

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    Wow, I never heard that story.

    What is funny is that I was just in Seattle and drove by Boeing field on the way from the airport.
    Taxiing down the runway was a 737 with no markings. It had a giant fin on the top of the fuselage, and that fin had a torpedo shaped device on the top.
    Kinda like an awacs but without the rotating dome.
    I have no idea what it was.

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    I am an airplane buff, and the B-17 is one of my favorite WWII aircraft. Thanks for posting - interesting stuff. Too bad progress means destroying history.
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    Wow amazing. Thanks for posting.
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    These things make me sad. I hate seeing that much of a part of our history gone.
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    it does suck... I may be working for Boeing pretty soon, they are building a plant here in charleston, sc:):):)

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    Yea, another piece of American history bites the dust. Makes one kind of sad.
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    Thanks for posting. Hate to see that happen.
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    An interesting fact about those buildings was that during WWII they painted the roofs of those plants to look like residential neighborhoods to throw off any aerial reconnaissance
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