old alameda air control tower

old alameda air control tower

Originally uploaded by kaiyen

Alameda, by Oakland, is a little island that used to be one giant naval base. The vast majority of repairs for the Navy took place there, apparently (I’m still looking up the history for more details). It hasn’t been used for that purpose for quite a while and the various hangers and buildings there are now used for all kinds of reasons. There is one hanger that is some kind of super-sized sports facility, for instance. All around the hanger is fencing blocking off other restricted areas – just yards away. Playing indoor bocce with a restricted access construction area just outside. Pretty weird.

The old traffic control tower building, shown here well after the sun had set, is now the home of a wind energy company. Of all the places to use as a company headquarters…

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