Here are sample photos from 4 renovated missile silos.
The first one shown is a school made from an abondoned missile silo that is of the Atlas E type (where the missile had originally laid on its side) and the last 3 sets of photos are from different Atlas F sites where the missile was held upright in a deep underground holding. See our 'History of Missile Bases' page for more information about the site details.
Jackson Heights School, a Kansas high school has been built in an Atlas E missile site.
for 3.3 million in the early 1960s, and abandoned in the late 1970s,
the school district bought the complex for $1 from the federal
government, and the building was
transformed into something that would benefit the community.
The missile bay has become a bus garage,
the command center turned into a classroom, and teenagers from area
communities replace the military officers who once patrolled the
The Jackson County silo was one
of many in Kansas that were put to new uses as the military shut them
down in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, closing the last one in 1986.
School districts, companies and private buyers took advantage of the
opportunity to possess the expansive, virtually impregnable fortresses.
Here is a before picture of the tunnel entrance.
The entrance tunnel at the school has been brightly painted
Atlas F sites
This is one man's vision of a potential finish to an Atlas F site. Click on the photo to bring up the page outlining his complete vision.
Here are some photos from a renovated Atlas F site
This is the above ground entrance to this Atlas F site that has been renovated.
The entrance opens to these stairs heading down into the site.
This site has been very thoroughly renovated, and has bright, white paint throughout. A good example of the transformation that is possible.
Here are 2 photos from another renovated Atlas F site - this one turned into a luxury home in the Adironback mountains.