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Home > Colorado > Golden vicinity > Rocky Flats Plant, Guard Tower, Southeast corner of protected area, Golden, Jefferson County, CO



B&W Photos
View, Looking North, Of The South Elevation Of Building 901
HB242603
View, Looking North, Of The South Elevation Of Building 901


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Item Title


Location
Southeast corner of protected area, Golden vicinity, CO

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER CO-83-J
Significance: This building is a primary contributor of the Rocky Flats Plant historic district, and is associated with the U.S. strategy of nuclear military deterrence during the Cold War, a strategy considered of major importance in preventing Soviet nuclear attack. As the Cold Ware continued, stricter requirements were implemented to safeguard against potential plutonium theft. Additional building space was needed to house the equipment required for entry and egress checks.

Subjects
Watch Towers


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. VIEW, LOOKING NORTH, OF THE SOUTH ELEVATION OF BUILDING 901. BUILDING 901 IS ONE OF FOUR GUARD TOWERS INSTALLED AS PART OF THE PERIMETER SECURITY ZONE TO PROVIDE PROTECTIVE FORCE PERSONNEL WITH A CLEAR HIGH VIEW OF THE SURROUNDING AREAS. THE PERIMETER SECURITY ZONE CONSISTS OF A DOUBLE PERIMETER FENCE WITH CLOSED CIRCUIT TELEVISIONS, ALARMS, AND AN UNINTERRUPTED POWER SUPPLY.


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