1960 ... construction on a monumental scale!

 ... wish I had a bigger better version of this. Construction of a 'hardened' underground Atlas ICBM site. I can easily imagine what it must have been like to be down there on a Friday evening after quitting time. Long shadows and golden light. Dust blowing in eddies and swirls. Still and silent after the din of heavy equipment. All of it like a vast excavation dig of a timeless temple. In reverse;  being built and then buried.


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Unknown said...

I believe that this is a Titan I base under construction.

Anonymous said...

I actually had a whole series of these photos at one time. Let me see if I can find them. I have the Dash-ones as well. If I find them, I'll let you know.