The original Glenn L. Martin Company (heritage company to Lockheed Martin) building. Martin later merged with American Marietta Company in 1961 and became Martin Marietta.
The facility below is located off Sand Lake Road & Kirkman Road in Orlando, Florida. It was built in 1956-1958 for the Army's Pershing tactical ballistic missile and later the Patriot defense missile. One of the last contracts I worked on was the Low Altitude Navigation and Targeting Infrared System for Night (LANTIRN) Target and Navigation Pods. These were mounted on F-14's as an upgrade to their weapons systems.
The facility is now surrounded by tourist attractions including Universal Studios and others along International Drive. I walked the breezeway, with those signature roof-line waves, between 1996-1999 when i worked at this facility.
This photo was from a postcard hosted at Vintage Travel Postcards.
The "Tower" was built in front of the original building. You can see the walkway/breezeway in the bottom right of the tower photo. I used to work in the Tower, the original Martin building depicted above, and manufacturing facilities in Orlando. Judging by the car in the photo, this may have been taken when the building was first completed. The entire complex has changed since the time of this photo provided by H.J. High Construction (see below)
From the Lockheed Martin website, there appears to be a new building out front to the east of the tower. The original Martin building and breezeway are blocked by the tower in the photo. It's interesting to see how the complex has changed over the years.
Above is the old Martin Marietta Data Systems building off Rio Grande in Orlando. McCree Construction built the facility in 1981 and Lockheed Martin has since closed the Orlando Data Center operations housed in this building. I'm not sure what is housed in this building today (a bank or credit union?). I have not been in this area since 2003 when I taught for Florida Southern College, which had a building within sight of this one. Photograph provided by McCree.
Dr. Daniels is focused on Aerospace & Defense, technology management and systems engineering.