Cold War Missile Silo Becomes Doomsday-Ready Luxury Homes

$2 million may be a small price to pay to weather the end of civilization as we know it in comfort.

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    Buried deep underneath the Kansas prairie is an Atlas-F missile silo that one developer has filled with luxury condos he's selling to wealthy people who want protection from what they imagine is a coming doomsday scenario.

    Want to prepare for the end of the world in style? A Kansas developer has just the nuclear missile silo — er, make that underground luxury condo — for you.

    Larry Hall has built one such abandoned Cold War-era silo in Kansas into 14 floors of plush condominium housing, replete with a pool, movie theater, library, indoor farm and — eventually — a medical center and school, AFP reported.

    The hostile outside world is kept at bay with an elaborate above-ground security system involving camera, fingerprints and barbed wire.

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    Nine-foot-thick concrete walls protect the column of condos, and a steel and concrete core inside those protect against earthquakes.

    The condos can also, of course, supply their own energy, and once the farm is operational they'll supply their own food.

    The condos sell for $2 million a floor, and Hall said he he is currently working on a massive home for a wealthy businesswoman and her family. In lieu of windows, the condo will be lined with massive electronic screens showing picturesque views.

    One of the units, though, is Hall's own — which he intends to spirit his family away to as soon as sun flares knock out the power grid and possibly society along with it, he told AFP. For now, it is their vacation home.

    Should sales really heat up, he is considering building similar condos in another three Atlas-F silos he might buy.

    If you're in the market, just make sure you're prepared to pay for your apocalypse shelter up front.