Air Force Plant PJKS, Systems Integration Laboratory, Long-Term Oxidizer Silo, Waterton Canyon Road & Colorado Highway 121, Lakewood, Jefferson County, CO
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Waterton Canyon Road & Colorado Highway 121, Lakewood vicinity, CO
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER CO-88-D
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N494).
Significance: It played a significant role in the development of the Titan II ICBM, which not only served as the largest and most destructive weapon in the U.S. nuclear arsenal during the Cold War, but also functioned as a launch vehicle for the Gemini space program in 1965. The structure was designed to assess long-term environmental impacts on storage of the missile's oxidizer as part of the complex that contained facilities for testing, handling, and storage of the Titan II's propellants.
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
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