Since You Asked: New hangar is a real attention grabber

My husband took a business trip to the East Coast last week. When I dropped him off at the airport, I noticed a large superstructure near the control tower. Are they getting ready to park those big United Air Lines jets over there?

— Louise B., Ashland

Expensive toys tend to reside in big packages.

You’re talking about Million Air Medford’s $5 million, 35,000-square-foot hangar that will be able host two 737s side by side.

Medford construction firm JB Steel is collaborating with American General Construction on the project for Million Air, which caters to business and leisure clients.

The builders employed three heavy-duty Link-Belt ATC-3210 cranes, operated by NessCampbell Crane + Rigging, whose credits include work on Seattle’s Space Needle. The cranes are capable of lifting 210 tons and telescoping 200 feet. The hangar’s apex is 77 feet, and just short of a football field wide at 280 feet. The hangar door is 250 feet wide by 45 feet high.

It will be the largest hangar in Southern Oregon and among the largest in the state.

The hangar will service companies such as NetJets and Flexjet.

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