404, China: Abandoned Nuclear Site

China's first atomic bomb base in Gansu District (Gobi Desert) is now abandoned. It leaves Cold War reminders behind in a haunted effigy of man's ability to construct and destruct. 

The City was equipped with everything necessary to support the staff including a train depot and schools.

The residents were all quite close, so much so they didn't need cars or bikes, as everything was walking distance.

The town was not on any maps and performed nuclear testing in the Gobi Desert. Nearly 1,000,000 people lived there when it was constructed in 1958. Repeated cave-in's had the government sending the workers to another location. Still, almost 1000 people remain there. 

Let's have a look at what remains today -