By using the SlipNOT® steel tarmac plates as maintenance pads, workers were able to work on the jets without having to worry about slippery concrete. NAS Alameda was closed on April 25th, 1997, and is now known as Alameda Point. It was turned into a museum and now also houses the USS Hornet as a museum ship. The buildings still stand and the property is now used for movies and television shows. The TV show Mythbusters films more of their destructive experiments on the grounds of the station because it allows them a very large safety zone. The movie The Matrix Reloaded also filmed a lengthy freeway car chase scene on the grounds, using a loop constructed solely for the filming. Because the grounds of the former NAS Alameda are still being used, safety is still a number one priority for the City of Alameda.