ICBM silo and air park for sale

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65 Responses to “ICBM silo and air park for sale”

  1. Martijn says:

    This looks awesome! I’d love to buy it if I had the money and it wasn’t located in the US.

  2. PhosPhorious says:

    What’s the zombie rating on this thing?

  3. Utenzil says:

    You’ll not only survive, you’ll thrive in this fabulous blast-hardened underground-o-minium!

  4. Matthew Elmslie says:

    Let me break it down for you. Don’t go into Power Dome B.

  5. Andy says:

    The link doesn’t work, did SOPA pass already?

  6. awjt says:

    They’re being boinged.  Just check back tomorrow.
    A place like that would be incredibly cool to live in and remodel.  Even if you didn’t turn the silo into floor space, you could clean it out and have a mega wine cellar.  Or art space.  Or anything you want.  Someday…

  7. angusm says:

    “The Missile Silo has 2 overhead 90 ton doors that can often be reopened.”

    Is it just me, or is there something ominous about the use of the word ‘often’? And would this slight uncertainty about opening apply to any of the other massive blast-resistant doors that constitute the only means of egress from your new $750,000 concrete-lined bijou deathtrap residence?

  8. SedanChair says:

    Has this place even ever had an occupant after the remodel? I remember seeing it on the market at least ten years ago.

    • acidrain69 says:

      I remember seeing it for a lot more than this price. If it halves a few more times, I’ll pick it up. 10% of current offering would be perfect.

      • Lobster says:

        10% of current offering would cost less than my 1 bed/1 bath bungalow, and it’s only hardened against chemical and biological attacks.

  9. Groove Stomp says:

    Awesome!  Less than the cost of a house in Vancouver!

  10. kajiiata says:

    I’ve wanted this place for years!  Back in pre-recession times, it was nearly 3 million if memory serves.  I used to fantasize about winning the lottery and retiring to my secret headquarters in the Adirondacks. 

  11. awjt says:

    It’s near Plattsburgh NY.  It’s remote.  Like wayyyy remote.  I live up near there, in VT, and there aren’t any jobs here.  If you already have millions, you have no worries and are probably buying nice properties on the ocean in warm cheap places like the Caribbean, not expensive missile silos in the middle of nowhere New England.

    And if you already own a missile silo in the middle of the Dacs, you probably maxed out your credit cards to finance the remodel and are laid off now and need to sell that damn albatross.

    OK, my big missile silo fantasy is over now.  Oh well.

    (oh, and I can already see the reply: “Upstate New York ISN’T NEW ENGLAND!” pffff. Tell that to the plaid shirted cheddar cheese maple syrup eating yahoos with mufflerless Subarus.)

  12. pablohoney says:

    Sounds like an awesome set for a porno. Silo? Missiles? Use your imagination on that one. 

  13. Bubba73 says:

    Needs more frickin’ lasers

  14. rtresco says:

    Buyer beware. There’s that old saying amongst silo owners – the 2 happiest days of your life as a silo owner are the day you buy it, and the day you sell it.

    • Lobster says:

      Or the day you buy it and the day the world ends in a hurricane of nuclear fire!

      Though… I guess you wouldn’t really be HAPPY on that day.  You’d be thankful you thought ahead, sure, but it’d probably be a pretty sad day in general.

  15. Phil Norman says:

    If this was the cold war, we could keep each other warm.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvCeCVmJAUA

  16. Andrew Pierce says:

    Silos are incredibly dangerous, and have an unfortunate tendency to explode. Oh, wait, this is a missile silo, not a grain silo? Should be fine.

  17. Mister44 says:

    I want.

  18. Jim Saul says:

    The latest Judge John Hodgman podcast featured a couple who may be quite interested in this, as an alternative to their plans for fortifying the local Walmart against post-apocalyptic marauders.

  19. thaum says:

    What? ICBM not included? 

    I am disappoint.

  20. OtherMichael says:

    This is a STEAL — a few years ago, it was going for more than twice the current price.

    Okay, maybe not “going for” — they were asking for more than twice the current price.

    I still want it.

    And still can’t afford it.

  21. Dean Putney says:

    APPROVED. WHERE’S MY RED RUBBER STAMP. I’M GOING TO START PACKING MY STUFF.

  22. Green Ghost says:

    How many can it house after the inevitable collapse of society? If we all chip in we can save ourselves a spot . Although there should be a compatibility test I suppose. Who shale we eliminate?

    • Brainspore says:

      How many can it house after the inevitable collapse of society?

      The first two who show up. Just like any survival shelter with limited supplies and a lockable door.

  23. Roy Trumbull says:

    We went from liquid fuel to solid fuel missiles. Liquid had a long countdown. The Russians were stuck with liquid for a long time. If solid fuel had a crack instead of a launch you’d have a massive explosion. I don’t know what the lifetime of a solid fuel pack was or how many you could expect to work after so many years in a silo. I did hear that after a failed static test pieces of the missile were found embedded in trees many miles away.
    I had applied for a job at a static test site but the position got pulled. Two years later I read a newspaper account of how many died at the very place I would have worked. Took several days to shake the chill.

  24. p!ssirk says:

    So the abandoned Mickey Rat theme park in China is out?

  25. Daen de Leon says:

    Here’s hoping it’s been deleted from the Russian ICBM targeting database … Or is that something the real estate agent deals with these days?

  26. Clifton says:

    Watch out for Deep Crows.

  27. sockdoll says:

    Great place to house a Stargate.

  28. obeyken says:

    If i could get up on one toe in ballet shoes, would that be like a 200 pound per square inch blast?

  29. ackpht says:

    The scary part is, with mortgage rates so low, I could almost afford that. Bit of a commute from SF though…

  30. Joe Rodgers says:

    Wait- these things were in operation for all of  four years? total?

    I’m amazed at the chutzpah.

  31. hobomike says:

    I wish I was a mole in the ground…
    http://youtu.be/7hTZk1vEuBE

    Ok, not really. I prefer to be vaporized with the rest of the people and things I care about.

  32. pjcamp says:

    Can OFTEN be reopened? You mean sometimes they can’t?

  33. William says:

    Any lingering radiation from the former resident?

  34. CP-S says:

    Timeshare anyone?

  35. I’m looking at those stairs, and you know what I’m thinking? Yeah, baby; Super Ball.

  36. anharmyenone says:

    It’s like the first Andromeda Strain movie. Just put a USDA sign out front and secret broom-closet elevator to go down to the lower levels, but be sure to remove the red flashing Pokemon lights.

    • Antinous / Moderator says:

      It’s like the first Andromeda Strain movie. Just put a USDA sign out front and secret broom-closet elevator to go down to the lower levels, but be sure to remove the red flashing Pokemon lights.

      What’s that joke? A drunk, a baby and an asphyxiating monkey walk into an underground silo…

  37. CognitiveDissident says:

    Hate to be a crepe-hanger, but this is the perfect habitat for Resident Evil zombies.

    (You’ll be sitting by the fireplace in the lower level, and the warm brain smell will waft up through the vents.)

    I’ll pass.

  38. penguinchris says:

    I always wonder: how many of these silos are currently still in use by the government for ultra-super-double-dog-top-secret stuff?

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