The British Airways Concorde, which has been on the Intrepid museum ship on the west side of Manhattan for 20 years and is one of its public favorites, was brought by crane and boat to a shipyard in the Brooklyn district on Wednesday, operators said.
Concorde will be on display again at the museum next spring. “We know how popular Concorde is with our visitors, and that’s why it’s hard to see her go, even for a short time,” said museum director Susan Marenoff-Zausner. However, renovation work is urgently needed.
The graceful snow-white supersonic jet with delta wings and a pointed nose was once the best between Paris, London and New York. For a quarter century, airplanes enabled jet-setters and top executives to fly from Europe to New York in three and a half hours, even “catching” the sun—after sunset in Europe, in America before sunset.