Boeing’s widebody factory takes a cue from the 737 in Renton
When Boeing opened a 42-acre factory here for its 747 in 1968, the Guinness Book of World Records ranked it as the planet’s biggest building by volume. As the company’s widebody jet stable expanded, the factory’s roofline spread across nearly 100 acres (9.9 hectares/4.3 million sq. ft./399,000 sq. meters). However measured, the building retains its top Guinness billing. And yet, inside its walls space can be at a premium. Space constraint is one big reason why the company has ...
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