Aerospace Center Facing the Wrecking Ball

Published 06/12 2014 09:01PM

Updated 06/12 2014 09:07PM

LITTLE ROCK, AR - It once held promise as an Aviation School, now it's likely facing the wrecking ball.

The Aerospace Education Center next to Clinton National Airport closed three years ago. Since then, the airport has paid $180,000 a year to maintain the building.

It opened in 1999 and featured the area's only IMAX theater and a planetarium.

"I've looked at it personally and I think, just from a useful building, I think it's life is over because it's so specialized," says Bob East.

The Little Rock Airport Commission will vote next week on whether to demolish the building to make way for land it can market to an Aerospace Company in the future.

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