Ford Building, San Diego, California


Ford Building, San Diego, California

The Ford Building, a Streamline Moderne structure in Balboa Park, San Diego, California, serves as the home of the San Diego Air & Space Museum. The Ford Motor Company sponsored the building for the California Pacific International Exposition, which was held in 1935 and 1936. Ford was the exposition's principal exhibitor and invested $2.8 million in the convert|45000|sqft|m2|adj=on building to showcase its vehicles and other forms of transportation. The architect was noted American industrial designer Walter Dorwin Teague.

The museum opened in the building on June 28 1980.

The building was stylized after a V8 engine: the building overall consists of two (different sized) circles in the shape of an "8," and in the courtyard of the larger circle there is a large fountain shaped like the Ford V8 logo.

External links

* [http://www.aerospacemuseum.org/collections/ SDAM - Welcome to the San Diego Air & Space Museum (Museum Map)]


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