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Hey Area: Did dirigibles dock on top of Oakland's Tribune Tower?

"Downtown Oakland Historic District," by Almonroth. Used under CC BY-SA 3.0. Cropped from original.

Was the flagpole on top of Oakland's Tribune Tower designed as a mooring for airships? Listener Robert Weiner submitted this question to Hey Area, KALW's collaborative reporting project. Click the audio player above to hear the answer. 

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