Naval Surface Warfare Center, Transonic Wind Tunnel Building, Bounded by Clara Barton Parkway & McArthur Boulevard, Silver Spring, Montgomery County, MD
Significance: The Transonic Wind Tunnel Building is an aviation testing facility contained within the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Carderock Division Historic District. Naval Surface Warfare Center is associated with events that have made a significant contribution to the broad patterns of military technology. The research facilities at NSWC have provided the U.S. Navy with accurate, cost effective data on air and sea vehicle performance, and have made possible evaluative changes to improve performance, in advance of construction.
Survey number: HAER MD-118-B
Building/structure dates: 1943-1945 Initial Construction