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Old 08-03-2012, 01:45 AM
 
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Default should the big E be a military musuem at Navy Pier?

The most famous nuclear aircraft carrier uss enterprise CVN-65 or aka the "Big E" is being scheduled to be decomissioned at the end of this year, no later than 2013 supposedly. anyways do you think if somehow they could remove the nuclear reactors, and make it safe, could the big E be permanently housed as a military museum at Navy pier, maybe even included or integral as part of the Navy Pier renewal or re-design?? should chicago bear her proud hull and historic presence for everyone to see and become the "Sears Tower" of the decomissioned ship memorials? thoughts?
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Old 08-03-2012, 08:00 AM
 
Location: Nort Seid
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I have vivid memories of visiting this as a kid:

Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum | New York City

MSI might object to competition for the U-boat, though.
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Old 08-03-2012, 09:02 AM
 
Location: Chicago - Logan Square
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Not going to happen - There's absolutely no way the Enterprise can fit through the St Lawrence Seaway.
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Old 08-03-2012, 11:44 AM
 
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Default too bad huh

ah what a shame that it wont fit lol. through my research i may have been wrong about the part "making the nuclear reactors safe" as i didnt know how much of a time consuming and expensive process this is. also, learned that removing the reactors, theres 8 of them, will destroy the hull because the reactors werent designed to be removed for service. i guessing theres alot of heavy sheilding in the way to protect both the reactors from enemy fire and protect the servicemen aboard for radiation... i was shocked the original wwII era big e was scrapped, the most infamous navy vessel in history decorated with 20 battle stars... any other distinguished warships scheduled to be decomissioned that would fit?
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Old 08-03-2012, 01:03 PM
 
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The should have turned Miggs field into a WW2 airplane museum.
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Old 08-03-2012, 05:17 PM
 
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Default definitely

i second that notion lakeshore. more stories of other families sacrificed heroes needs to be told. the greatest generation should never be forgotten, instead of being beat up by desperate youths.
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