Cantilever structure for a wing hangar


Cantilever structure for a wing hangar; Heathrow Airport, London
Sir Owen Williams & Partners
Built 1954–6
Model; about 1952; painted wood and acrylic
RIBA Library Drawings Collection

The concrete structure of the BOAC Wing Hangar uses the cantilever principle, with the upright acting as a pivot. On one side the roof overhangs, while on the other it is weighted and attached to the ground. This creates a large, clear space in which the nose and wings of the aeroplane can be serviced.



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