Escape Doomsday in a Luxury Missile Silo
Developer Larry Hall selling Kansas condos to those worried about survival
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 9, 2012 9:40 AM CDT
Updated Apr 14, 2012 7:22 AM CDT
A sign on a rural road points the way to a site where survival condos are being built in a former nuclear missile silo north of Salina, Kansas.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – If you happen to be both a survivalist and a millionaire, have we got a find for you: luxury condos that are being built in Kansas … inside abandoned missile silos. The $1 million to $2 million condos feature top-end appliances, walk-in closets, high ceilings, and your other basic necessities like a barbed-wire-topped fence that can stun would-be intruders, an elevator that will only open to the correct fingerprints, nine-foot-thick concrete walls, and electronic windows featuring "views" of Paris or the beach.

Developer Larry Hall—who owns one of the condos himself—already has four buyers, who "worry about events ranging from solar flares, to economic collapse, to pandemics to terrorism to food shortages," he explains to the AFP. But the condos aren't just good in a doomsday scenario: Hall plans to use his as a vacation home until disaster strikes, and the silo will ultimately include a pool, a movie theater, a library, and a farm. Click for more on the very elaborate plans.

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Malakie
Nov 2, 2015 9:52 PM CST
This project, the first silo has been 100% operational for about a year now. Silo two is now under construction. I know. Because I was Team Lead for the project for tactical and defensives systems and the team that now mans the place. I decided about a year ago once the project went 100% to hand over the reigns to my 2nd in Command and come home to where I am now. It is impressive and there are days I wish I had stayed... but it was time for me to come home for family reasons for good. I am proud I was a part of the project. It is one hell of a feat of engineering.
DraftyBeer
May 3, 2012 3:04 AM CDT
Does the terlet flush up.....
BCS
Apr 14, 2012 11:36 AM CDT
Whats interesting is that when interviewed, the builder claimed that it was taking a year to get certain parts, like blast door hinges. He said they where on back order. Hmmmm.... I wonder who else is buying so many bunker parts that they are back ordered up to a year.