Cold War missile silo
What could that be you might ask. Perhaps not many of us would imagine building our next home on top of a nuclear missile base. In upstate New York however, among the Adirondak Mountain lies a silo home peacefully tucked away from all the noise of the big city. From the ground’s surface it looks like any other vacation home in the nearby area surrounded by the Adirondak State Park. Definitely a beautiful a serene place to enjoy when one wants to get away. However what is most amazing about this particular property is that down below there is an underground network of Cold War-era bunkers keeping you safe from the end of the world.
The Cold War missile silo’s underground system was built in late 1950′s to house and Atlas-F missile, a Cold War era intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) upon which nuclear warheads could sit. This Silo is capable of protecting people from a direct nuclear attack. Not bad, right? In the event of a nuclear Armageddon we now all know where to go. Not to mention it was built also to launch a nuclear missile as well. The silo itself is a steel “superstructure” that hangs from a huge spring suspension system that was “designed to absorb the shock of a direct nuclear hit,” according to the Silo Home website. The underground silo is 12,000 square feet of which 2,300 have been turned into a beautiful two-level residence that boasts three bedrooms, two bathrooms, an open living room and a kitchen.
Is it safe?
You might wonder whether a Cold War-era nuclear missile silo is safe at all to live in since there used to be a nuke taking residence there. I think most of us are aware that most of these sites have major contamination issues but apparently the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers gave this home a clean bill of health. Watch the video and see it for yourself.
Photo Source: silohome.com