Old Nike Missile Silo, Gary Indiana

The NIKE missile program started in WWII and reached it's peak during the Cold War. With a limited range of 25 miles, it took a lot of missile compounds to defend a city. Many major metro areas in the USA were ringed with these silos. Chicago, New York, Los Angeles and many more. On rivers and beaches, corn fields and sand dunes, there were hundreds of these across the USA. This one is outside Gary, Indiana. The control center is 1/2 a mile away. This is the top side of the launch area.

I shot this without a tripod and with a 70mm, to the FOV is limited.

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