Looking for that below ground home that can survive a nuclear attack or a full fledged zombie infestation? Well if you have 300K down you can purchase The Former Larsen Air Force Base Complex 1A Titan ICBM Facility 90 minutes from Spokane Washington. Closed in 1965 the sprawling 65 acre facility has 16 underground buildings, 3 160 foot tall missile silos and more for just 1.5 million.
That’s not all, 3 four story equipment terminal buildings, 2 antenna silos, a 100 foot diameter control dome building and a 125 diameter power dome building. You can make your own cult and declare yourself the new messiah in this giant compound complete with an underground bunker like from the TV show LOST.
Every single one of the old missile bases has been scrapped out. None of them have useable electrical or sewer systems etc. Most all of them have major water problems – either completely filled with water or giant heaps of rust. Ours is one of the rare ones, and the only useable TITAN that I know of that is DRY!
There is about 45,000 square feet of useable floor space, not including the tunnels, in the sixteen underground buildings. About half of this space has ceiling heights of about 8 – 10 feet. The rest have ceiling heights of about 20′ and 40′ and the power dome – 65′. The THREE missile silos have 155′ ceiling heights (with the rocket holding structure removed from two of them).
We have a newer well and private water system to the above ground homes and drip irrigation system. It has not been connected to the underground yet.
Cost to restore to “useable state” depends on what type of use and what ones budget is.
If you want to use the ENTIRE underground I would guess you would need several millions of dollars to remodel it all into some new use. If you only need one or a couple of the buildings to begin with, several hundred thousand dollars might do it. Again, it would depend on the final use.
TITAN MISSILE BASES
The Titan I missile system was active for a short period of time from 1961 to 1965. Built by engineers who apparently had no regard for the taxpayers’ dime, these sites were the largest of all U.S. missile bases. Mention has been made by unconfirmed sources that these bases were capable of housing 150 people for 30 days.
Typically 40 to 60 acres. Several roadways lead to various locations on the site. Originally surrounded by high barbed wire topped chain link security fence.
Two stories with second story being an open mezzanine. 130 feet in diameter on lower story.
Two stories. 100 feet in diameter on lower story.
65 feet deep. 40 feet in diameter. Large utility elevator with surrounding stairs.
The three silo areas each consist of three basic structures. One silo itself. 160 feet deep with surface access. Two equipment terminals. 60 feet in diameter. 40 feet high. Three propellant terminals. 37 feet in diameter. 37 feet high. Each of the three silo areas can be sequestered from the rest of the complex with heavy blast proof doors.
Originally held round radar antenna. 67 feet deep. 27 feet in diameter.
Extensive tunnel system with thousands of feet of various tunnels ranging from small diameter ducts to 15 foot diameter causeway. Most personnel tunnels are 40 feet below ground level.
Storage of valuable items, archives. Ultra secure industrial storage, either solid or liquid. The ultimate home, the utmost in security, your own underground city.
Speculation on the sites themselves. Limited supply/duplication cost in the high tens or hundreds of millions.
Typical TITAN missile blase layout (TOP VIEW)
Typical TITAN missile blase layout (SIDE VIEW)