Bunkers are no longer the only survival option in the event of a nuclear attack. Now for the right price, you can live in a luxury survival condo. They have become a popular and expensive insurance policy for Americans who are worried about some future catastrophic event. CCTV’s Hendrik Sybrandy reported this story from Concordia, Kansas.
Who needs a bunker when you could have a survival condo?Bunkers are no longer the only survival option in the event of a nuclear attack. Now for the right price, you can live in a luxury survival condo. They have become a popular and expensive insurance policy for Americans who are worried about some future catastrophic event. CCTV's Hendrik Sybrandy reported this story from Concordia, Kansas.
In an empty field in north Kansas, there is what looks like a military installation, but it’s actually a luxury apartment built inside an abandoned U.S. missile silo.
It’s heavily guarded, with barbed-wire fencing, surveillance cameras and an armored vehicle, complete with a menacing-looking door. But once that door shuts behind you, you’re inside a entirely different world.
Developer Larry Hall created 15 floors of an old Atlas F missile silo with residential units that cost between $1.5 million-$3 million.
The complex extends about 200 feet underground, can accommodate 75 people, and features a state-of-the-art movie theater, gym, shooting range, dog park, a rock climbing wall, and more.
It was the Cold War between the U.S. and the Soviet Union that gave birth to these missile silos and 9/11 got Hall thinking about erecting a building that could withstand a nuclear attack.
The former defense contractor and computer engineer bought the abandoned structure, refurbished it, and began marketing it as a survival condo where people worried about future terror events or other security threats could find safety.
While the condos were designed for the possibility of a cataclysmic event, some believe the chances of such an event are slim.
“Whether it’s a meteor impact or a Yellowstone eruption,” Hall said. “Whatever your poison, is that could disrupt your life I think it’s way better to have a plan for it than to wing it and just hope it doesn’t happen on your watch.”
Hall has planned for everything, including a crisis that would call for the condo to be locked down. Hundreds of years worth of canned food is on hand, there are fish and vegetable growing areas, five different power sources, and purified water in three underground tanks.
There’s also extensive firefighting capability and a very well-armed security force.
There is even a holding cell just in case someone needs to be detained due to too much stress or too much to drink.
During a lockdown, residents will be expected to work four hours a day. There are classrooms for home schooling along with medical facilities.
Twelve people, all self-made millionaires are now the owners. There has been so much demand, that a second silo is now under construction.
“They’re not choosing this to be their primary residence, but they’re acknowledging that this solves a lot of their concerns in the world, and they sleep a lot better at night,” Hall said.
It’s the ultimate insurance policy for those who can afford it.