Fire and Ice
by Robert Frost
"Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I've tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To say that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice. "
For those of you who feel the Robert Frost poem Fire and Ice may soon become a reality there may be a solution. That solution is an old missile silo in the plains of Kansas owned by a man named Larry Hall.
Mr. Hall has acquired the old silo and intends to turn it into a series of underground condos equipped with a fully sustainable ecosystem.
The doomsday shelter stretches 174 feet underground with walls made of 9 foot thick concrete and re-bar meant to withstand a nuclear blast.
The top floor (ground level) will consist of a high tech security system to prevent hordes of zombies or desperate humans from gaining access. It will require the fingerprint of a unit's owner to allow access.
Besides mourning the loss of loved ones and pretty much all of the human species the guests of this shelter will be able to enjoy a library, pool, movie theater, medical center, and school.
You have to act fast because there is only space for 70 people and 4 have already put up about $7 million total to secure a spot. Their will be 14 floors each priced around $2 million.
If for some reason the apocalypse doesn't hit this is a great exercise in sustainable living that may be useful in the future for more optimistic endeavors like long distance space travel or underwater journeys.