The Nike Site Summit acted as a missile site during the Cold War. It housed the Nike Hercules missile system which could deploy nuclear warheads over long ranges and at high altitudes. There were 145 missile sites in the US that had this system, but this site was one of the few to have actual test firing and was one of the last sites to close in 1979.
The Army 2007 proposed a plan to demolish half of the site due to the deteriorating buildings and increased vandalism.
After consulting with the Alaska State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO), the National Park Service (NPS), the Native Village of Eklutna, the Friends of Nike Site Summit (FONSS), the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Nike Historical Society, the Alaska Association for Historic Preservation (AAHP), and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation. The Army agreed to the Programmatic Agreement in which the Army helped stabilize specific buildings/structures, demolish some, and delay the demolition of others till further consultation.
The site shows how section 106 does not stop demolition but gives a pause. In this case, the army concluded that some buildings could be saved whereas others were past that point. This shows the practicality of the Section 106 process.