Superconducting Super Collider Site

The Superconducting Super Collider Laboratory project at this site was canceled by the federal government in 1993, after 14 miles of tunnels were completed and two billion dollars spent. The project was directed by the US Department of Energy and was to include a 54 mile long particle accelerator loop. The $11 billion project would have been the largest experimental facility ever built. The laboratory buildings and much of the 17,000 acre site have been sold to private developers.