in the middle of the Adirondack wilderness is a former missile
silo built during the Cold War. There was an underground launch
command center built to withstand a nuclear attack. In the event
of an attack, a hatch would open for the missile to be launched
at the enemy.
As you may
be aware, the Cold War ended a few years back and as a result,
that missile silo, in Saranac, N.Y., was decommissioned. In 1991,
it was bought by Gregory Gibbons, who called his cousin, builder
Bruce Francisco, to transform it into a livable space.
built an 1,800-square-foot log cabin home on top (it wouldve
been a shame to completely lose those Adirondack views!) and 2,300
square feet of living space underground. Of course, thats
just a fraction of the underground structure, which is the size
of a seven-story skyscraper about 15,000 square feet in
even know that all that other space was there theres
a 50-foot tunnel from what was the subterranean command center
to the missile silo.
that: Whats this door go to a closet? the furnace?
Whoa, a missile silo?!
recalls they once had fun with a friend who came to visit. They
didnt tell him about the missile silo. They simply said,
Hey, you should see this guys basement!
who thought hed seen it all, was speechless.
they also learned the perils of taking a date down there. What
seemed cool to the guys, evoked a little panic in the ladies
Um, are you a serial killer?!
there for 10 years, mostly in the above-ground house, using the
underground as his man cave. But now, with a wife, three kids
and three dogs, hes ready to give up the ultimate man cave.
not only the ultimate man cave but with all of the end-of-the-world
predictions and saber rattling, its also the ultimate survival
bunker complete with two master suites, a marble bathroom
with a Jacuzzi tub, a spiral staircase and an entertainment room.
because theres an apocalypse doesnt mean well
have to live like animals, amiright?
the rest here.