Design trend alert: turning scrapped airplanes into architectural marvels
By Sonia Zjawinski
Posted 08.02.2006 at 2:00 am 0 Comments
What happens to airplanes when they die? Though it's fun to imagine them flying up to some big hangar in the sky, the truth is that of the 200 that are retired worldwide every year, most end up in scrap-metal graveyards. Some are even simply abandoned to rust next to landing strips, becoming the FAA equivalent of junked front-yard jalopies.
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