USS Intrepid Sea, Air, Space Museum – Pier 86 at 46th Street in Manhattan
The “first” aircraft carrier to be converted into a major museum and visitor attraction (1982). This bold challenge paved the way for numerous other similar ventures to follow by exhibition designers across the country.
The project started with restoring the decommissioned aircraft carrier USS INTREPID (1943 CV-11) stored in the “mothball fleet” at the Philadelphia Naval Yard. In addition to the challenge of developing effective exhibits housed within the 80,000sf hangar deck, the ship had to be converted to a building. Each hall was given an identity of its own, mixing aircraft, models, hands-on technology displays with multi-media experiences which bring the stories to life.
USS INTREPID AT PIER 86
FIRST CARRIER TAKE-OFF REPRODUCTION
BATTLE OF LEYTE GULF