Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum

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The USS Intrepid

The Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum is a museum in New York City located at Pier 86 on the West Side of Manhattan. The museum showcases the World War II aircraft carrier USS Intrepid, the submarine USS Growler, and a Concorde supersonic airplane.

It is located in a tourist area, next to a cruise ship terminal, the Circle Line pier, and near the New York consulate of the People's Republic of China and a heliport. The Intrepid is also host to OSO Manhattan, a USMC recruiting station.

The museum serves as a hub for the annual Fleet Week events. Visiting warships dock at the cruise ship terminals to the north, and events are held on the museum grounds and the deck of the Intrepid.

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[edit] History

The museum opened in 1982 after Zachary Fisher succeeded in saving the Intrepid from being broken up in 1974, and after Fisher docked the ship at Pier 86. The Intrepid became a national historic landmark in 1986.

In September 2001, the Intrepid served as temporary field headquarters for the FBI as it began its investigation of the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks.

[edit] 2006-2008 renovation

On October 1 2006, the Intrepid closed for repairs and renovations to herself and her pier. The Intrepid, whose engines were removed, will be moved down the Hudson by tugboat to the Military Ocean Terminal at Bayonne, New Jersey where she will undergo restoration. The aircraft carrier will then be floated to Staten Island where her museum facilities will be upgraded and expanded before returning to her renovated pier in Manhattan. The renovated Intrepid is scheduled to reopen in 2008.

The scheduled move was indefinitely delayed on November 6, 2006 when the ship's propellers stuck in the thick Hudson River mud, preventing the assembled tugboats from moving the ship out of her berth.

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Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum

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