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Man builds underground survival bunker that can withstand the end of the world

Emily Brown

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Man builds underground survival bunker that can withstand the end of the world

Featured Image Credit: Survival Condo

The Scout Motto says it best: Be Prepared. And no one is more prepared than ex-government contractor Larry Hall.

Hall is quite literally ready for anything, because he's the proud creator of the 'Survival Condo' - an underground bunker capable of withstanding the end of the world.

While the rest of us all turn into zombies, attempt to run from an Earth-destroying asteroid or finally succumb to rising sea levels, Hall will be living a life of luxury in Kansas. At least, he could be if the apocalypse happens in his lifetime, which it hopefully won't.

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From the outside, the bunker looks like nothing more than a huge, mysterious door built into the land. But the inside is a very different story.

Through the eight-ton steel doors hides a staggering 15 floors of underground bunker, which is home to a swimming pool, a climbing wall, arcade and a cinema to keep residents entertained, as well as a medical bay, food stores and living quarters to keep them healthy and comfy.

Already it sounds like the kind of place you'd never need to leave, but the bunker also comes equipped with camouflage gear, guns and helmets in case those living there do need to venture into the outside world and tackle whatever it is that brought an end to humanity.

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Larry Hall created the Survival Condo. Credit: YouTube/Logic Integratiom
Larry Hall created the Survival Condo. Credit: YouTube/Logic Integratiom
The condo is home to all sorts of entertainment. Credit: YouTube/Logic Integration
The condo is home to all sorts of entertainment. Credit: YouTube/Logic Integration

Hall created the incredible bunker out of an Atlas missile silo, but following a spike in interest amid the coronavirus pandemic he now has several more of the structures in development throughout the US, Europe and Asia.

The Survival Condo website explains that the silos which house the bunkers were built by the Army Corps of Engineers and are the 'designed to survive a direct nuclear strike.'

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The upper section of the silo is made of epoxy-hardened concrete walls which are nine feet thick, while the dome structure that covers the top of the silo is able to withstand winds in excess of 500mph.

It's a pretty luxurious way to pass the apocalypse. Credit: Survival Condo
It's a pretty luxurious way to pass the apocalypse. Credit: Survival Condo
There's a climbing wall too. Credit: Survival Condo
There's a climbing wall too. Credit: Survival Condo

Up to 75 people living in the silos would be able to survive inside for more than five years, according to the site, all the while enjoying the 'ultra modern' finishings it has to offer.

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Touting all the benefits of the bunker, Hall said: "This project has the advantages of letting the members own a piece of history, the coolness of a missile base, the protection of a nuclear hardened bunker, and the features of a luxury condo."

It is possible to buy a spot in one of the silos, but obviously the ability to survive the end of the world comes at a price - a price of between $1.5 million (£1.2m) to $4.5 million (£3.6m), to be precise.

So, congratulations if you're a millionaire... otherwise, good luck.

Topics: News, Health, Life, US News

Emily Brown
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