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

(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.

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.
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)
Developer Larry Hall stands on top of survival condos and support services that reach 14 stories underground at a former missile silo north of Salina, Kansas.
Developer Larry Hall stands on top of survival condos and support services that reach 14 stories underground at a former missile silo north of Salina, Kansas.   (Getty Images)
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