In the first part of this series, we looked at Fort Knox, the ADX Florence Prison and the 1960’s Bar in the Burlington Bunker. Now, we look at few more of the most secure locations in the world.
Cheyenne Mountain, Colorado USA
Familiar to fans of the sci-fi series Stargate SG-1, the nuclear bunker within Cheyenne Mountain was the command centre for NORAD and other US defence agencies from the mid-1960s onwards. Having been built at the height of the Cold War, it was designed to resist attacks from both conventional and nuclear weapons, and is fitted with blast doors which weigh 25 tons. It’s rumoured to have a broom cupboard somewhere inside labelled “Stargate Command”.
Safe House, near Warsaw
Built by Polish architects KWK Promes, the Safe House looks like the perfect place to wait out a zombie apocalypse – the entire building can be closed up into a concrete monolith with 45cm thick walls! If that seems like a depressing way to live, well, have a look at the building when it’s opened up – it seems like a great balance between security and openness!
Svalbard Seed Vault
Just 810 miles from the North Pole, the Svalbard Seed Vault does get a significant amount of security simply by being exceptionally remote! It’s located on the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen, surrounded by permafrost and 120 metres inside a sandstone mountain. Once a coal mine, it’s now the secure home for over 10,000 seed samples – in the event of a global catastrophe, this is how agriculture can be reborn.
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