According to an article by The Sun, a former US government contractor claims to have predicted the time of the apocalypse. In order for wealthy businessmen and celebrities to both survive and have fun, this contractor spent $ 20.3 million, turning the abandoned intercontinental ballistic missile bunker into a living apartment. exist with a depth of 201 feet (equivalent to 5.7 meters), 15 floors underground and other facilities such as cinemas, etc. This place can accommodate up to 75 people and live for at least 5 years.
Larry Hall, 64, has always believed in this doomsday story. In 2010, he began construction of his first “survival apartment” in the central Kansas area of America. Due to the outbreak of the Covid 19 pandemic, he believed that the apocalypse would come; Now, he has extended the concept of this doomsday apartment to regions such as America, Europe and Asia, etc.
Renovation of missile silos
He said the idea was originally derived from the 9/11 attacks. At that time, he was an entrepreneur working in the Internet sector, with experience in designing and building computer data centers.
At first, he thought of buying a Cold War intercontinental ballistic missile silo and turning it into the world’s largest nuclear data center. Reality has proven that the idea is completely unfeasible. So he changed the design to a shelter for people.
In 2008, Hall purchased the Atlas F intercontinental ballistic missile, for $300,000. Over the next few years, they spent more than $20 million turning the abandoned cellars into the most advanced underground city with a depth of 201 feet, a total of 15 floors, which can accommodate up to 75 people and can live a single life. subsistence living for at least 5 years.
The ability to withstand tremendous pressure
He explained that the original design of this missile silo could withstand a nuclear warhead attack with a yield equivalent to 20,000 tons of TNT, similar to the nuclear bomb dropped on Nagasaki in the early 1990s. The War II.
For added strength, he increased the stiffness of the silo, plus a concrete wall 9 feet long. Once hit by fusion, the wall can be bent several inches and will not be broken by a 2,000 mph shock wave.
“The goal is to protect residents from apocalyptic disasters such as nuclear war, pandemics, asteroid strikes, or civil unrest,” he stressed.
In addition to being resistant to nuclear attacks, “we have five different electrical systems, one wind turbine and two diesel generators, which can both power the entire building. We also there is a backup battery system, which even stores enough diesel, which can be used enough for two and a half years.”
Super entertainment facilities inside
In addition, the most impressive thing is the convenience and authenticity. Each household has modern kitchen and bathroom equipment along with virtual windows; Through the virtual window, you can watch a video just like in the real world. Of course, residents can also customize their dorms according to their own needs. For example, you can install an underground mosque or a helipad, go through a tunnel to get to your house. However, the price will also be higher.
It also has a 75m long swimming pool, spa, sauna, cinema, gym, climbing area, golf course, large supermarket, medical center and vegetable growing area. As for the water source, in addition to the water that has been stored for 5 years, there is also a reverse osmosis machine that produces 10,000 gallons of drinking water per day.
The survival apartment consists of 14 separate living areas, from a 900m2 hotel-style room priced at $500,000 to a luxury apartment of 3,600 square meters priced at $4.5 million, all of which are now sold out.