FORMER BRANIFF OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE BASE
Dedicated in 1958, this iconic structure was designed for Braniff International Airways to usher in the Jet Age. It was built on 28.5 acres at Dallas Love Field and featured 140,000 square feet of hangar space and another 225,000 of aviation support shop space and offices. Designed by the Los Angeles architectural firm of Pereira & Luckman, the structure featured numerous firsts for an aviation building suited specifically as an artful example of mid-century modern industrial.
In 2009, Flying Crown Land Group began an effort to protect the iconic Dallas structure from the wrecking ball and an over eager airport administration. Seven years and thousands of man-hours later, the structure was turned over to greedy developers and was 90% demolished. We tried our best to preserve the legacy of the Braniff Family and a critical local example of mid-century architecture. Due to the amount of effort placed in this project, a dedicated microsite has been created and can be visited by clicking the logo at right or at: SaveBraniff.org
Below is a project specification sheet to describe in detail what our plan was for proper redevelopment of this site.