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  • 29-77 #1- The Setting - Oct '06 29-77 #1- The Setting - Oct '06
  • 29-77 #2- Marker 29-77 29-77 #2- Marker 29-77
  • 29-77 #3- Companion Marker 30-77 29-77 #3- Companion Marker 30-77
  • 29-77 #4- Akron Fulton Airport 29-77 #4- Akron Fulton Airport
  • 29-77 #5- The Airdock 29-77 #5- The Airdock
  • 29-77 28-77 Derby Downs is in the background 29-77 28-77 Derby Downs is in the background
  • 29-77 Marker Closeup With Coordinates 29-77 Marker Closeup With Coordinates
  • 29-77 Airport Terminal Near Markers 29-77 Airport Terminal Near Markers
  • 29-77 Setting May 07 29-77 Setting May 07
  • 29-77 Two markers at one spot 5/26/2013 29-77 Two markers at one spot 5/26/2013
  • 29-77 The marker 5/26/2013 29-77 The marker 5/26/2013
  • 29-77 U.S.S. Akron in the Airdock, circa 1930 (Om3083) 29-77 U.S.S. Akron in the Airdock, circa 1930 (Om3083)
  • 29-77 Goodyear Zeppelin Airdock 29-77 Goodyear Zeppelin Airdock
  • 29-77 Goodyear Zeppelin Airdock 29-77 Goodyear Zeppelin Airdock
  • 29-77 Goodyear Zeppelin Airdock 29-77 Goodyear Zeppelin Airdock
Title, side A
Airdock
Text, side A
A colossus of engineering acumen and structural steel, the Airdock was built in 1929 as the construction facility for the U.S. Navy's rigid airships, the USS Akron (1931) and USS Macon (1933). The airships, or dirigibles, served as the fleet's aerial watchdogs, but with the advancement of aircraft carriers, the Navy no longer needed these leviathans of the skies, which were large enough to carry five biplanes. Eleven steel parabolic arches, cresting at 211 feet, create one of the largest open space interiors in the world and shelter more than 364,000 square feet of floor space. Only one of the arches is fixed to its concrete piling. Its 660-ton spherical doors rest on flatbed railroad cars to open. The Airdock, a National Civil Engineering Landmark, was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.
Location
Akron International Airport, Triplett Boulevard
Coordinates
Latitude: 41.042800, Longitude: -81.461900.
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