Apocalypse-proof condos already sold out
What’s your favorite doomsday scenario? Epidemic? Nuclear fallout? The Rapture redux? How about the Mayan apocalypse?
None of these will ruin your day if you live in Survival Condo, a converted nuclear ballistic missile silo in Kansas. With supplies of food, air, and water, you can wait out Armageddon underground.
For years, developer Larry Hall, a former software engineer, has been working on a 1960s-era Atlas F missile silo in north-central Kansas, turning it into luxury lockdown residences in preparation for inevitable end-times (see cleanup photos here). He says all units in the complex sold out this month, and there’s even a waiting list.
Why did he want to turn this 174-foot-deep hole into condos? “To have a safe place for the increasing number of threats that are occurring,” Hall says. But why are people willing to pay $2 million apiece for the 1,820-square-foot units?
“Pick any of the following: global climate change, fear of terrorism, possible economic collapse, the solar cycle and possible loss of power grid, possible pandemics, civil unrest, … [Read more]
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