Braniff Operations and Maintenance Building: Threatened
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After learning of the threat to the Braniff Building, representatives of Preservation Dallas and DOCOMOMO US NTX toured the building for some three hours. During that period, the DOCOMOMO US NTX representatives were impressed with not only the building, but with its relatively good condition. While there have been some changes made by subsequent tenants since Braniff’s departure, almost all important aspects of the building are intact, including the iconic steel structure and original metal siding. Most modifications appear to be easily reversible.
At the time of the writing of this article, the THC decision is expected shortly, after which preservation advocates, including DOCOMOMO US NTX, will determine what the next course(s) of action will be to preserve and revitalize the Braniff Operations and Maintenance Building.
Image: Braniff Operation and Maintenance Building Front View, 2012. Credit: Anonymous