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  A very tall triangular building. It has a large opening on 1 side from top to bottom. It is used as a wind break against heavy storms for Starships being built.  
 
  A very tall triangular building. It has a large opening on 1 side from top to bottom. It is used as a wind break against heavy storms for Starships being built.  
  
'''Onion Castle'''
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'''Onion + Garlic Castles'''
  This large tent is being built behind Nosey to the left of the Halfway House. It is named for the characteristic onion shape at the top in homage of the former Onion tent (see below). The tents struts are fastened to the tops of shipping containers for added height. It covers approximately 150' x 255' area and has height 100'. Insulated along the tarp areas (could also be sound absorbing partly) [[File:Sprungcrate.jpg |100px |Dimensions]]
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  This large tent is being built behind Nosey to the left of the Halfway House. It is named for the characteristic onion shape at the top in homage of the former Onion tent (see below). The tents struts are fastened to the tops of shipping containers for added height. It covers approximately 150' x 255' area and has an estimated height of 65' with a 40' high door opening (via pixel counting by @funrun73). Insulated along the tarp areas (could also be sound absorbing partly) [[File:Sprungcrate.jpg |100px |Dimensions]]
  
 
'''Ring tent''' (also referred to as the Halfway House)
 
'''Ring tent''' (also referred to as the Halfway House)

Revision as of 19:19, 15 January 2020


General

The Boca Chica site is rapidly evolving and so many of the buildings are temporary, there lifetime being determined by the changing needs of the site. Many are structured tents with flexible fabric supported by steel trusses. These are all products from the company Sprung whose reputation for durable modular structures was established in aerospace when they built the housing for the Space Shuttle housing facility in the early 1980's.

List of Buildings

Below is a list of buildings which currently exist. Some are still under construction.


Iron Henge

A very tall triangular building. It has a large opening on 1 side from top to bottom. It is used as a wind break against heavy storms for Starships being built. 

Onion + Garlic Castles

This large tent is being built behind Nosey to the left of the Halfway House. It is named for the characteristic onion shape at the top in homage of the former Onion tent (see below). The tents struts are fastened to the tops of shipping containers for added height. It covers approximately 150' x 255' area and has an estimated height of 65' with a 40' high door opening (via pixel counting by @funrun73). Insulated along the tarp areas (could also be sound absorbing partly) Dimensions

Ring tent (also referred to as the Halfway House)

This tent is where the Rings of the SN1 are manufactured. It houses two important pieces of equipment: (1) The IMCAR Vertical Steel Rolling Machine which can bend steel sheets into rings and plasma-welds the seam together to complete a ring with a single vertical weld joining the two ends, and (2) A manually moveable gantry crane nicknamed Spaarky used for moving the rings and other items.

Stargate

This is the blue roofed building located behind the Onion Castle officially owned by SpaceX. It is now the center of operations. It was formerly shared for a collaboration with the University Of Texas at Rio Grande Valley.

Value Village

Considered the name for the arrangement of containers out behind the long white building and right of Ironhenge. It recently had a round iron stands placed in the middle of it.

Toolshed

A low flat building to the right of Halfway house.

GateHouse A1

Formerly "New tent at the entrance"  We've seen the trusses going up and a concrete floor being poured, and tarp pulled over it. Still unclear what the tent is intended for.

Coming buildings

Garlic

Formerly Onion Castle no. 2, Another very big tent will be erected next to Onion Castle, we have still to see the first trusses going up but the I-beams are already in place on at least one side. Expecting the tent to be like the Onion Castle. No name given for this tent yet.

CopyCat

Ring tent sized tent is going up on the back of Garlic and Onion Castle

Former Buildings

"Onion" tent

Used to hold parts for the Mk1 and was used for the presentation given on Sept 28th 2019 for the Starship by Elon Musk as they moved forward into production. Nicknamed "onion" for the color of the tents roof cover, it has been disassembled and is either still on site or has been hauled away.