As part of the promotion, Hughes also built the TWA Moonliner II, a 35-foot version of the Disneyland rocket. In 1956, the replica was mounted onto the roof of TWA's new downtown Kansas City office at 18th Street and Baltimore.
But Hughes and Disney ended their partnership, rendering the Moonliner obsolete. The original was destroyed -but, in Kansas City, TWA took the smaller version off its roof and sold it to a travel-trailer company called SpaceCraft.Thirty years later, a lawyer from Columbia who collects Disney memorabilia bought the rusting rocket and began restoring it.
Two months ago the old TWA Building renovation was completed, which includes an exact replica of the Moonliner II.
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