Fri, May 14, 2004
FAA Headquarters Buildings Named After Wright Brothers
Two downtown Washington (DC) office buildings housing the US
Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration
(FAA) will be named after the inventors of powered, sustained,
controlled flight, Orville and Wilbur Wright.
"This is a fitting tribute for two American icons,"
Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta said. "Aviation began
with the Wright brothers' dream of flight. Today, the
Department of Transportation helps continue that dream as millions
of travelers fly safely to locations throughout the world."
The measure, approved by Congress earlier this year, renamed the
agency's Federal Building 10-A at 800 Independence Ave., SW, the
Orville Wright Federal Building, and Federal Building 10-B at 600
Independence Ave., SW, as the Wilbur Wright Federal Building.
A formal naming ceremony for the FAA buildings hosted by
Secretary Mineta and FAA Administrator Marion C. Blakey will be
held within the next few weeks. Ohio and North Carolina
congressional delegations, former FAA administrators, and members
of the Wright family will be invited. In addition,
one-third-scale replicas of the Wright Flyer and Wright Glider will
be hung permanently in the building lobbies. Both replicas
were previously displayed at the Rockefeller Center Cradle of
Flight exhibitions that ran in New York City last summer.
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