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The new Levi's Stadium, home to the San Francisco 49ers, features reclaimed redwood provided by TerraMai Reclaimed Woods, from the historic Hangar One structure.

Levi's Stadium, the new home of the NFL's San Francisco 49ers, features redwood throughout its suites and luxury boxes—adding beauty and history to the new high-tech facility.

The premium old-growth redwood used for the stadium comes from the Hangar One facility at nearby Moffett Airfield—a former U.S. Navy zeppelin hangar.

"The [team] owners immediately fell in love with the story of this material and the look was perfect for the design vision," according to Tambra Thorsen, senior designer at HNTB, an architecture and engineering firm based in St. Louis that specializes in sports stadiums and similar projects. 

Originally built in the 1930s, the structure became an air reconnaissance base during the Cold War, was later used by NASA and most recently served as the private jet hangar for Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin.

Ken Westrick, CEO and owner of TerraMai, heard of the pristine old-growth redwood coming out of Hangar One as part of its recent renovation and quickly moved to secure the entire lot of material, which amounted to five large semitrailer loads.

In addition to the 49ers project, TerraMai's Moffett redwood has been used in projects for Google, Amazon, Cartoon Network and more, according to Westrick. TerraMai is also providing a large quantity of Moffett redwood for the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital project at Stanford University.

For more information, visit TerraMai.com.