Paranoid millionaires offered luxury underground apartments to see out nuclear apocalypse in style
Paranoid millionaires in the United States are being offered the opportunity to buy a flat in a luxury underground apartment building in which to see out a nuclear apocalypse in style.
Called "Survival Condos," the apartments in a former weapons silo at a secret location near Concordia in rural Kansas are on the market for between $1.5 million (€1.1m) and $4.5 million (€3m), and come complete with access to a swimming pool, bar, movie theatre and "hydroponic" vegetable garden.
Dog lovers have a place to walk their pets, while a "holding cell" can be used as a prison to house any residents who turn unruly during the long days and nights underground. There is a shooting range and rock climbing wall. In the event of nuclear war or other disaster, the complex is designed to keep up to 70 people alive for five years, providing food, water and even entertainment. The complex's online marketing brochure describes itself as "Survival Bunker Security / Full Luxury Resort Living."
Over an image which appears to show a partially destroyed US Capitol Building, it says: "When anything is possible, preparation is peace of mind." Apartments in one of the former silo's two buildings have already sold out, and the second is currently under construction. (© Daily Telegraph, London)