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DOC HANGAR

The mission: Build a home for “Doc,” a World War II-era B-29 bomber built in Wichita. Hutton got the orders and set to work building a place of honor for the aircraft. It includes a hangar with observation deck, an education center and office space.

SERVICES

  • Construction management at-risk
  • Site coordination
  • Project phasing
  • Cost estimating
  • Self-perform

DETAILS

Hutton and SJCF Architecture completed a new hangar and education center for Doc, a fully restored B-29 Superfortress built in Wichita.

DID YOU KNOW?

Doc is one of only two flyable B-29 aircraft in the world. It took 17 years and 350,000 volunteer hours to restore.

MAKING HISTORY

Hutton built the 32,000-square-foot facility on the grounds of Eisenhower Airport in Wichita, the air capital. The $6.5 million project was funded through donations. “It’s just another step toward ensuring we never forget the importance of the B-29 in our nation’s history,” said Jim Murphy, program director for Doc’s Friends, Inc.

AIR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS

The hangar space is used as a working maintenance facility where the public can watch crews maintain the old warbird, perhaps inspiring future generations to pursue a career in aviation. Construction began in September 2017 and was completed by September 2018.