Hacking the nuclear apocalypse: Survival Condo is a 15-floor bunker that goes 200 feet underground and engineered to withstand a 10 kiloton nuclear warhead
2020 is one of the worst years in recent history. So far, the deadly coronavirus pandemic has claimed over 1 million precious lives around the world. However, many experts are saying coronavirus is just the beginning. Yesterday, we told you about Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates after he warned of a more consequential danger: climate change. Gates argued that climate change is “even scarier” than the COVID-19 pandemic. Gates estimated 3 million people could die by 2100 if climate change is not stopped.
Regardless of your position on climate change, it is very clear that we now live in a time when we are faced with wars and all sorts of natural disasters including tornados, earthquakes, hurricanes, and many more. And if that’s not enough to worry about, last month China released a video showing a nuclear-capable H-6 bomber with a simulated attack on a U.S. base on Guam. So, the question is: how prepared are we? And where do you go when the doomsday come?
While the rest of the world is still dealing with an ongoing pandemic of disastrous proportions, some Americans are preparing for a very different doomsday scenario: waiting out a nuclear winter inside luxurious underground bunkers. A group of investors in Kansas to convert an Atlas ICBM missile silo into a 15-story underground bunker. Called Survival Condo, the luxury survival condo project was started by the owner Laurence “Larry” A. Hall Jr. He purchased the Raven Ridge Atlas missile silo at Raven Ridge near Concordia, Kansas in 2008 for $300,000. Though the exact location is top-secret, Hall said it’s situated north of Wichita, Kansas, surrounded by rolling hills and farmland.
The condo is 197 feet (60 m) in depth, which he built into a 15-floor bunker complete with tilapia aquaponics facility, vegetable gardens, mini grocery store, swimming pool, theater, library, gym, sauna, and steam room, jail cell, climbing wall, bar, three years of stockpiled food, and 12 condo units for up to 75 people. The development was completed by 2012 at a cost of $20 million.
As for recreation, Survival Condo also comes with a swimming pool that stretches 75 feet and includes a water slide.
CNET‘s Claire Reilly recently got an exclusive look at just how lavish this kind of apocalyptic lifestyle could be — if you can afford it, that is. Enjoy the video.