My new dream is to live in a de-commissioned Missile Silo.
You read that right. A de-commissioned Missile Silo. For those of you who are currently not removing this blog from your Google Reader are probably thinking, "Huh?"
Let this website explain:
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In 1957 the Soviet Union successfully launched Sputnik; the first satellite ever to orbit the earth... Fears of a “missile-gap” motivated the U.S. military-industrial complex to design and construct numerous nuclear missile base sites. The Atlas nuclear-tipped rocket was housed in 3 different configurations: Atlas–D, Atlas-E, and Atlas-F. The massive Titan-1 sites completed the first generation of ICBMs. This missile technology was new and the structures were large to house the equipment necessary to facilitate a space launch. And these U.S. weapons systems were certain to be targeted by Soviet missiles, so they had to be protected from nuclear blast. Hardened bunkers were also constructed to assure the survival of communications connections during a nuclear war scenario. Millions of dollars were spent on each of these structures to assure their strength and survivability against nuclear attack. Over the years these first generation sites have been decommissioned as other improved systems replaced them. Some of these historic fortified structures are now available for sale.
These de-commissioned nuclear sites are in limited supply. No more structures of this type are currently being built. The missile sites de-commissioned after 1965 are being imploded to conform to international treaties. These are rare and collectible real estate offerings.
Now after reading this you are probably thinking WHY THE HELL would Jeff want to live in one of these de-commissioned Missile Silos?
The answer is actually pretty easy - because they are freaking awesome!!!
|That is 8-Stories Bitches!
|How Badass is this?
|This would be my CompuTrainer Room!
|Stairwell to Launch Control Center.
|6,000lb Blast Doors - Screw You Zombie Apocalypse!
|Stair workouts would be killer!
|Unfortunately it comes without Nuclear Missiles so World Domination will have to wait (-:
So now after being educated on this piece of American History you are probably thinking about how you can get yourself a de-commissioned missile silo?
Well, if you got to this site: http://www.missilebases.com/
They got the hook-up.
You can pick up a silo in the Adirondack Mountains in NY for a mere $750,000 (reduced from $4.6mil).
Or head on over to a fixer-upper in Tuscan, AZ for $540K!
But I have my eye on this sweet little $2.8 million dollar homestead in Denver, CO that has 45,000 SqFt of livable underground space and is on 210 acres. And it is Denver so Tim Tebow could come over and hang and stuff.
Anyone else have some crazy ass place they would like to live?
Thanks for Reading,