The U.S. Government still will not admit the base is there but for all intents and purposes, they won't deny it anymore. Enough people that worked there have now come out and admit they worked there on special projects. You can no longer legally get to a location on the ground where you can take pictures of the actual base. The US Government is still trying to keep some semblance of secrecy. Funny thing though, if you go to Google maps and type in Area 51, it pops right up and shows you the whole base. When Google maps first started, Area 51 was blurred out.