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Underground Cities: The Next Frontier Might Be Underneath Your Feet. In 1931, construction workers added the final nail to the Empire State Building in New York. At 1,250 feet high, it was the tallest building in the world, and remained so until the 110-story north tower of the World Trade Center finalized in 1972. Then came Chicago's Sears (now Willis) Tower, followed by the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur and the Taipei 101 in Taiwan. In 2010, Dubai completed construction on the massive, 2,722-foot-high Burj Khalifa. Underground. Underground Home Design: How to Build & Bury a House.

Living underground sounds disturbing – cavernous designs, claustrophobic images of cramped quarters and fuzzy pictures with low light levels come quickly to mind.

Underground Home Design: How to Build & Bury a House

A well-planned underground home, however, can be designed precisely around these problems to have all of the advantages of a cozy and private above-ground house as well as the sustainable and structural benefits of an fully-enclosed living space – entirely under the surface of the Earth. William Lishman sums up the design advantages nicely: “Why build underground? There are many advantages to earth integrated architecture. With the earth as insulation, heating and cooling energy requirements are significantly reduced, especially in windy areas. Underground homes offer protection from storms, never have to painted, shingled or have the eaves troughs cleaned out! Subtle Subterranean House is Underground & Understated. Many underground homes have relatively extreme designs, either due to ultra-wealthy clients who give their architects a (literal or at least metaphorical) blank check to design a luxury dream house, or because of existing conditions (for instance; retrofitting an old military base and/or missile silo to be a new home).

Subtle Subterranean House is Underground & Understated

This modest alternative shows the power of simplicity in a nonetheless remarkable minimalist home in the ground. BCHO Architects started by carving a basic box-shaped void into the earth, holding a place for the space with likewise simple retaining walls of rough and raw board-formed concrete. A side stairway starts the sequence of movement down into this space, slowly taking into increasingly more enclosed areas. Along the way, the naturalistic texture of this bounding structure is reprised in real-dirt exterior courtyard floors, rammed-earth walls outside and natural-finish wooden furniture inside. How to Build an Underground House Starting at $50. $50 And Up Underground House – Underground Housing & Shelter. Eco-city Inside a One Kilometer Crater in Siberia. Eco-city 2020 is a proposal for the rehabilitation of the Mirniy industrial zone in Eastern Siberia, Russia designed by the innovative architectural studio AB Elis Ltd.

Eco-city Inside a One Kilometer Crater in Siberia

The project would be located inside a giant man-made crater of more than one kilometer in diameter and 550 meters deep that used to be one of the world’s largest quarries. The idea is to create a new garden city that will be shielded from the harsh Siberian environmental conditions characterized by long and severe winters and short hot summers. Underground Buildings. TOP SECRET UNDERGROUND BASES UNDERWATER BASES EXTRATERRESTRIAL !! evil 4. Project Subterrene and Top Secret Undergound Tunnels Under America. Underground city. UNDERGROUND CAVES & BASES. Project Nike. History[edit] Project Nike began during 1944 when the War Department demanded a new air defense system to combat the new jet aircraft, as existing gun-based systems proved largely incapable of dealing with the speeds and altitudes at which jet aircraft operated.

Project Nike

Two proposals were accepted. Bell Laboratories offered Project Nike. A much longer-ranged collision-course system was developed by General Electric, named Project Thumper, eventually delivering the BOMARC missile. Bell Labs' proposal would have to deal with bombers flying at 500 mph (800 km/h) or more at altitudes of up to 60,000 ft (20,000 m). List of Nike missile locations. Nike Missile family, From left, MIM-3 Nike-Ajax, MIM-14 Nike-Hercules, LIM-49 Nike-Zeus.

List of Nike missile locations

Leftover traces of the approximately 265[1] Nike missile bases can still be seen around cities across the United States. As the sites were decommissioned they were first offered to federal agencies. Many were already on Army National Guard bases who continued to use the property. Others were offered to state and local governments while others were sold to school districts. The left-overs were offered to private individuals. Best places in the U.S. to survive the apocalypse: Silohome.

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Best places in the U.S. to survive the apocalypse: Silohome

Please enter a valid email address and try again! No thanks. My Silo Page. My Silo Page. ATLAS F MISSILE BASE SILOHOME LUXURY HOME WITH PRIVATE AIRPORT. NUCLEAR MISSILE SILO. This guy lives in an abandoned nuclear missile silo in Texas.


Bruce Townsley in the corrugated steel quonset hut that is one of the few above-ground structures on the site. Head south of Abilene, Texas, cross a couple of intersections, look for a small lump in the road with mailboxes sprouting out of the ground, and you’re there. At the end of the driveway, an American flag and array of solar panels provide the only evidence of habitation. Bruce Townsley built his house in an abandoned Atlas F missile site. During the Cold War (a.k.a. $2M Survival Bunkers - CNN. Missile Bases. Complex 88 drexler ol r01. No Need To Panic - But Survival Condo's Apocalypse-Proof Bunkers Are Now Sold Out. It seems that there are a lot of paranoid people out there.

No Need To Panic - But Survival Condo's Apocalypse-Proof Bunkers Are Now Sold Out

Maybe it is because of rising water levels, a nuclear disaster, The Rapture or a possible 2012 doomsday scenario, but all apartments in the Survival Condo, a converted nuclear ballistic missile silo in Kansas, are SOLD OUT. We have covered doomsday bunkers before, from the stylish t0 those that are now eco-hostels, but these refuges have been in development since the 1960s. Developed by Larry Hall, a former software engineer, Survival Condo is a converted Atlas F missile silo that features luxury apartments should the ‘end of the world’ arrive. Bunkers Archives. A new standard of luxury in apocalypse survivalism?

Bunkers Archives

Via the Daily Mail: These luxury flats, deep in the shaft of an abandoned missile silo, are meant to withstand everything from economic collapse and solar flares to terrorist attacks and pandemics. So far, four buyers have thrown down a total of about $7 million.Developer Larry Hall is installing an indoor farm to feed 70 people for as long as they need to stay inside. Other floors will be for a pool, a movie theater and a library, and when in lockdown mode there will be floors for a medical center and a school.And, of course, an elaborate security system and staff will keep marauding hordes out. When the Aliens Touch Down, Make for This Missile Base. A$$ in the Hole. From, a Rendering of a Survival Silo Someone stop the Air Force, please.

A$$ in the Hole

Cancel the four public meetings scheduled to take place this week throughout northcentral Montana. Doomsday goes designer as Florida survivalist store creates $60,000 bomb shelters complete with flat screen TVs. By Eddie Wrenn Published: 18:49 GMT, 17 October 2012 | Updated: 08:07 GMT, 18 October 2012. Missile silo for sale. Doomsday bunker sales surge in wake of Japan earthquake - Mar. 23. A rendering of the 950-person bunker that Vivos is planning to build under the grasslands of Nebraska. See inside.By Blake Ellis, staff reporterMarch 26, 2011: 8:02 PM ET NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- A devastating earthquake strikes Japan. A massive tsunami kills thousands. Fears of a nuclear meltdown run rampant.

Bloodshed and violence escalate in Libya. The First Zombie-Proof House.