Oklahoma spaceport's blighted buildings rile town officials in Burns Flat
BY RANDY ELLIS NewsOK.com
Monday, January 21, 2013
BURNS FLAT — Thirteen years after Oklahoma lawmakers announced a grand vision for a futuristic spaceport here, town officials complain the state has little to show for its efforts beyond abandoned hangars and crumbling warehouses.
“Ain't that a pretty sight?” Burns Flat Mayor Tom Ryan scoffed, referring to a double row of blighted former military warehouses with collapsed roofs.
Scraggly shrubs have grown up though the seams in the scarred concrete floors of the dilapidated structures.
“It's a danger,” he said. “I would bet you that if private industry had something like that, they would be condemned. They would make them tear it down because of some kid getting in there and getting hurt.”
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