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17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
The City in a Building

The Buckner Building in Whittier, Alaska, was a complete city in one building for up to 1000 US Army troops during the early years of the Cold War until 1966. It has been slowly decaying ever since, subject to extreme weather and vandalism.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2019
Date Uploaded: 07.2019
Photo Location: Whittier, Alaska, United States of America
Camera: L1D-20c
Copyright: © Michael Milner