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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The Rocket Factory

The Rocket Factory was constructed in the 1950s and during the short decade in which it was operational, it contributed significantly to the course of world history. It was decommissioned shortly afterward, in the late 1960s. Of the remaining buildings, the steel frame structures were used for testing the fuel delivery systems and gathering data. The resultant data was sent back to a reinforced bunker through a short tunnel which connected the buildings. Inside the bunkers, the data was collected and analyzed. In the case of the main control bunker, there are two longer tunnels about 100 yards in length, which connect to two separate large test pads for the rockets. The tunnels themselves are featureless rectangular concrete tubes and one is a dead end, the other lets out at the base of one of the pads. Unfortunately, the control bunker has been completely gutted and drywall has replaced the wall of monitors and other electronics which once decorated the space properly. When you consider the fact that this site was decommissioned 50 years ago and that there's still any salvageable material left, we consider ourselves fortunate that we found anything left here at all.

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Monday, December 11, 2017

The Tube Factory

The Tube Factory was constructed in the late 1890s. They produced many types of tubes. Bendy tubes, girthy tubes, long skinny tubes and even square and octagonal tubes. Many miles of sewer tunnels were actually born right here.

It closed in 2013.

The 3 historic images below are from the early 1900s and show that this factory was actively engaged in the work to which it was originally dedicated for over 100 years.

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