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Discussion in 'Fred's House of Pancakes' started by amm0bob, Dec 13, 2011.
Bottom Line - Listing of the Week: Own your own missile silo
I say throw in the missile and I'll buy it. Because what's a missile silo without a missile?
i'll need an elevator. i'm not getting any younger.
I think it's awesome but would grow tired of not having windows in the sub-levels.
i can't get beyond closing the 2000 lb door and not being able to get out. hobbit might like it tho...
Since I do own a certified and formerly "registered" bomb shelter under one of the houses we own... I will admit some "bias" in the idea of purchasing...
Still... a underground shelter with wells is never a bad idea... unless... you like sun...
Anything you can taxi an airplane up to sounds pretty good to me. But it needs a well equipped hangar with a nice shop and mosh pit for chillin' near one's favorite machinery.
Fill it up with water, add freshwater fish, and rent it to scuba divers.
I'm thinking that, depending on the water table in the area, it'd probably fill up on its own.
Without a good pump... Yeah Sis... I agree.
I would paint every sub-terranian level a different color like in the 1971 sci-fi movie The Andromeda Strain.
That was built for Dr. Evil or Dick Cheney. I will allow the reader to decide if that means two separate individuals or just one. :madgrin:
Just make sure you have those Epilepsy inducing alarm lights, and those really cool countdown clocks.....
Self Destruct has been cancelled!!
I was thinking it could be used like this....
I like windows. A friend once started to build a house out of used car tires with dirt rammed into them. The idea was to make use of the old tires and have a house easy to heat and cool in Minnesota's extreme climate. The whole thing would then have been covered in an artificial dirt mound, leaving one face exposed and no windows on three sides. He derided normal house as "stick construction." But I like having windows on all four sides.
Long about the time I left North Dakota, Senator Quentin Burdick died. Burdick had been in the Senate so long that he had enough political clout to get TWO missile wings for the state. These were Minuteman III missiles, 150 missiles in each wing, one near Grand Forks, and the other near Minot.
With Burdick gone, the state no longer had the political clout, so for purely political reasons (not strategic or military reasons) they moved Grand Forks's 150 missiles to Montana or Wyoming or some such place. That left 150 empty missile silos. Our state peace coalition held a contest for who could come up with the best use for the silos. I think I suggested using them as spaghetti warehouses (for VERY long spaghetti).
I don't remember if Mark's suggestion came up, but I like the idea.
I'd love to have something like that. Imagine going to bed at night you'd feel so incredibly secure. If your wife said "Wait, what was that sound?" You could answer "No idea, but you can bet your ass it is NOT an intruder.". Not unless it's a minuteman!
I'm not sure. If the Russians still have the silo in their first strike targeting program, that might depress the resale value.
I think they may have removed it as a target when the site was decommissioned... the US govt had to expose the site to the soviet satellites to verify it was decommissioned... just like we did when we cut up the missiles and bombs we removed from the nuclear inventory... plus, I'm sure they read about this kind of real estate listing...
So, what possible meaningful commercial/revenue generating
uses might there be for such a uniquely constructed site?
If the silo doesn't already have one, a high capacity elevator
running top to bottom is probably a prerequisite.
* mushroom farm. Shitake happens!
* recording studio?
looks like a perfect hobbit hole