Abandoned by the U.S. Army and overtaken by nature, a former Nike Site S-13/14 missile site slowly rots into the earth Tuesday, March 25, 2014, in Redmond, Wash. During the Cold War, the ... more 
Abandoned by the U.S. Army and overtaken by nature, a former Nike Site S-13/14 missile site slowly rots into the earth Tuesday, March 25, 2014, in Redmond, Wash. During the Cold War, the nuclear-tipped missiles at these sites were America’s last ditch defense against the threat of a nuclear bomber attack by the Soviet Union. Decommissioned in 1974 from its original purpose, the area is currently owned by the Lake Washington School District and was previously used for the district's NEVAC work study programs. The radar site to the west of the launchers has been renovated and is now owned by the United States Air Force. The radars have been removed and portions of the site have been converted into "Nike Park." (AP Photo/seattlepi.com, Jordan Stead) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By seattlepi.com, Jordan Stead
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