Air and Space Restaurant Opens to the Public

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Summary

The grand opening of the new National Air and Space Museum Restaurant is celebrated with a ribbon-cutting, an enormous cake made in the shape of the restaurant, prizes, and a food trivia quiz. The architectural firm of Hellmuth, Obata, and Kassabaum, which designed the museum, developed the design. Construction on the addition to the museum, which seats 960, began in March of 1987. The facility included a self-service cafeteria, "Flight Line," and a full-service dining room, "Wright Place."

Subject

National Air and Space Museum

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

  • Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 5, "The Torch," September 1988, p. 1, 4.
  • Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7098, "Robert McC. Adams Chronology."

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

September 17, 1988

Topic

  • Concessions (Amusements, etc.)
  • Architecture
  • Openings
  • Food service
  • Restaurants
  • Buildings
  • Building

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