Huh, unusual. I love lofts - wide open areas - shoot I'd love to roller skate around my place with just the bedroom and bathroom semi closed off - my Mom is totally irritated with how I did my place as it is wide open and I love it (hate walking around things) next place will be even more open that what I have now, but that thing hmmmm ... interesting.
Always had an architectural 'thing' for unusual spaces; lofts are cool, warehouses even more so, and SILOS...oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!
The only stumbling block (OF COURSE) is the CASH.
I'd get one.
The first Americans to orbit the earth, John Glenn and company, flew aboard Atlas rockets, but from above-ground pads at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station rather than silos in the mid-West.
The story talks about how quiet is in, in there, and the fact that the living space is suspended and can move, in the event of a nuclear strike.
so I guess the vibrating bed isn't a good idea...
I want a space so big that I can swing from the kitchen to the bed with a rope a-la Tarzan
Indoor shooting range and velodrome, and both things combined.
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Hey, that's where I live. Abilene, that is. Back in the 70s my boss had one of the vertical silos but it sure didn't look like this one. But it was still way cool to prowl around in.
The huge steel doors are what stands out in my mind.
Man, what a cool place. The bit where the nuke "lived" creeps me the hell out though. Any chance there's residual radiation or something there?
Hope he did that, or he won't need lightbulbs at night.
WIN. Effin Awesome!!!
...I want a fire pole in my house...and not just for gettin down to the kitchen quickly..
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The material used in making a nuclear warhead isn't really very radioactive anyways. Even if the missile were still in the silo, you'd probably still be getting more radiation from all the naturally occurring trace elements in the concrete of the silo than from the warheads. It's the stuff produced if one goes off that's scary.