local demolition of SAGE building
fernande at internet1.net
Wed Jul 20 17:55:50 CDT 2005
After reading this description of the building, I immediately recalled a
building that I've seen around here. While helping my sister and her
husband move, I saw a very solid looking building, that had Go Away
written all over it. I wondered what it had been, or what was in it
now. After doing a bit of reasearch, I now find that it was part of a
SAGE installion! Wow, something really cool in my very own home town!
Here it is then:
Here it is now:
As you can see, it looks to be in pretty good shape!
John Boffemmyer IV wrote:
> STORY AS FOLLOWS:
> Anti-blast from the past was built to last
> If it goes, the Semi-Automatic Ground Environment building won't go
> easily. Its thick, lead-reinforced concrete walls were intended to
> withstand the ravages of a nuclear holocaust. Only a direct hit could
> have taken it out.
> The building was designed in the mid-1950s as part of a network of
> identical information-gathering centers built throughout the country
> that was supposed to protect the country's nuclear bomber fleet. Its
> designers intentionally made it so nondescript that only a handful of
> military personnel even knew of its existence or purpose.
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