After two years of discussion with the Florida Historical Preservation Office (FHPO), MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida, received permission to renovate its 1940s vintage hangars. Historic Hangar 1 was slated to be the first to receive upgrades that will allow it to remain operable for 70 more years. The project, budgeted at more than $2.4 million, included replacement of the siding on the hangar.
The Kingspan 400 Wave and 300 Series Azteco Embossed Insulated Metal Panel (IMP) was the product chosen for the new cladding of Hangar 1. It matched the base commander’s “Architecture of Community” vision for MacDill Air Force Base, provided excellent energy benefits and enhanced curb appeal.