LA-43L Nike Missile site

LA-43L Nike Missile site (Google Maps)
LA-43L Nike Missile site (Birds Eye)
The facility is located directly below Battery No. 127. The Admin area was built in 1963.

The HIPAR power room with its commanding view of the Los Angeles Harbor at the IFC site, has been converted for use by the Marine Exchange. The generator and the operations control buildings are being utilized by the Angels Gate Cultural Center as artist studios. The various tower pads are in a state of general disrepair, but all are present except the HIPAR tower. The launch area at White Point is currently abandoned and sealed shut, the buildings remain but have been heavily vandalized. The administrative area was destroyed some years ago and the area developed for USAF housing.
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@ 2006-01-22 23:32:35
This site was placed on the California Register of Historic Places in August 2000. We obtained a $35,000 grant from the Getty Foundation to start planning for a museum at the site. However, the locals, and the LA City Department of Recreation & Parks were totally uncooperative and after about six years of stonewalling, foot dragging, and incredible mendacity on the part of the opposition, we finally just gave up. We brought people down from SF-88 to help restore the site, all pretty much for nothing. Some of our efforts will be going into restoring other Nike sites in areas where the locals are not quite so hostile to preserving our history. Link: http://www.ftmac.org