In Pictures: Miami's Missile Silo – Part 1

By - Monday, April 7th, 2014

Take a tour into one of the most visited abandoned places the greater Miami area has to offer. The site is tucked away out west on the edge of The Everglades, taking up over just well over 10 acres of land. Urban legend has it this site was formerly an insane asylum. But the truth is, this urban decay was once a missile silo built in 1965 during Cold War during the height of the Cuban Missile Crisis. Classified as the Integrated Fire Control (IFC) Facility for the nearby Nike Missile site titled HM-95 D/2/52. After it was decomissioned, it was left unused until 1980 it was revived and apparently was used during the Mariel Boatlift to house immigrants. Today, it is home to graffiti artists and weekend paintball matches. Check back soon for more photos.

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