The exterior of the Lone Star Flight Museum’s new building is now taking shape at Ellington Field-slash-Airport-slash-Spaceport, per an update this morning from Ed Mayberry. The museum posted the construction photo above late last month, showing some of the walls now in place on the 130,000-sq.-ft. structure rendered below:
Webb Architects worked on the design, which will replace the Galveston location currently tucked between Scholes International Airport, the Galveston Schlitterbahn location, and Moody Gardens’ triple pyramid complex. The original location is open currently but sustained heavy damage during Ike, helping to prompt the move inland; the new building should be open come next summer.
- New CEO Bringing Lone Star Flight Museum To Houston [Houston Public Media]
- Previously on Swamplot: The Aircraft Museums Collecting at Ellington Field; Space Expansions: Big Upgrades to Ellington Field
Images: Lone Star Flight Museum (photo), Webb Architects (rendering)