a few bricks are all that remains of the once massive 300-acre property known
as the Bannister Federal Complex in south Kansas City. Built in the 1940s to
support the war, the facility served as the National Nuclear Security
Administration’s primary manufacturing facility until 2014.
moving the operations to the Kansas City National Security Campus, NNSA
transferred the property ownership to a developer for the demolition and
remediation phase. The property is ideally situated for future development of
modern manufacturing and industrial buildings, but the final decision for use
of the property will depend on customer requirements.
just a few short months, almost 91 percent, or 3.4 million square feet, of the
former government complex has been demolished to make way for eventual
warehouse space and other uses.
Current and past employees gathered to watch the final
demolition of the Bannister Federal Complex, home of the Kansas City mission
for 65 of our 70 years. From World War II through the Cold War, the Bannister
Federal Complex was critical to our nation’s security. We look forward to
watching the transformation into its next mission.