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The Amazing Story of the Westinghouse Atom Smasher

January 7, 2022

January 7, 2022

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Only a short distance east of downtown Pittsburgh, you’ll find one of the most interesting and historically important abandoned places in PA: the Westinghouse Atom Smasher.

Located in a residential area of Forest Hills, the Westinghouse Atom Smasher is an iconic piece of the United States’ nuclear history. Today, however, it lies on its side, surrounded by piles of rubble composed of the building that once supported it.

Hopefully, it will one day be preserved within the collection of a museum, but, for now, it can be seen laying on the ground about 100 feet from a chain-link fence that surrounds the property.

Read the full article here and learn more about the Atom Smasher’s history and how it was instrumental in studying the practical uses of nuclear technology to create energy.