United States Air Force Museum

United States Air Force Museum

Cold War Hangar & Hall of Missiles

  • A 220,000 sf aircraft hangar with complex arched trusses designed to withstand the loads of hanging aircraft.
  • Hangar 3 is the central element of the USAF Museum Addition. The hangar’s clear span truss construction and extensive standing-seam metal roof blend with existing museum buildings and nearby structures in Area B of WPAFB.
  • The museum’s structural centerpieces are sweeping arched trusses that rise to an impressive height of 87 feet.
  • The Hall of Missiles is 120 feet in diameter and has an approximate height of 140 feet.
  • On July 4, 2003, this facility was dedicated by President George W. Bush.
  • This is one of several design-build projects Monarch has completed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

Project Description

Client: Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
Location: Dayton, Ohio
Value: $23,982,008
Architect: AECOM

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