- Associated Press - Thursday, June 12, 2014

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A committee of the Little Rock Municipal Airport Commission has recommended that the Aerospace Education Center near the airport be demolished.

The panel voted 3-0 Wednesday in favor of demolishing the facility instead of continuing to pay $180,000 annually to operate and maintain the building. The airport took over the aerospace facility in 2011 after the Arkansas Aviation Historical Society closed the center because of declining revenue.

The center had housed an IMAX theater and planetarium. Airport officials say the 64,000-square-foot building was too specific in its configuration to be used for another purpose.

According to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (https://bit.ly/1kqEUS9 ), officials will save the IMAX and planetarium equipment before the demolition.

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Information from: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, https://www.arkansasonline.com

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