S63-00950 (1963) --- An aerial view of Site 1, the Manned Spacecraft Center, in 1963 during early construction. The view faces the southwest. Highway 528 is at the top of the picture. Second Street runs basically north and south on the right side of the image, to the right or west and running parallel to that avenue is a drainage ditch. Winding through the site a Houston Lighting and Power Co. canal crosses over the drainage ditch near the top of the frame. Twin bridges over the canal are pictured at upper left which were constructed to allow traffic to enter and leave through MSC's secondary gateway. The unfinished red structure to the right of center and roughly 100 yards south of the elevated water storage tank is the Central Heating and Cooling Plant. In the upper left quadrant of the frame, construction appears very far along on the Central Data Office.