Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/05/08/icbm_silo_auction/

For sale: ICBM silo, one careful owner

Gimme shelter, US style

By Lester Haines

Posted in Bootnotes, 8th May 2006 10:39 GMT

ICBM silo, one careful ownerWannabe Ernst Stavro Blofelds who are currently still living with their parents rather than in the vast underground complex manned by boilersuited lackeys which befits their plans for world domination are directed to eBay where a rather tasty former ICBM silo complex has come up for sale:

Yup, real Bond villain's des-res, and no mistake. Potential bidders - and you'll currently need to pitch more than $900k for this piece of real estate - should note there's more than a touch of estate agent (realtor) spiel about the blurb.

That ICBM silo's 360-degree viewsFor example, the 360-degree views described are indeed available, as long as you're standing on top of the complex in which case you have a uninterrupted view of, well, not much, as the picture shows.

Note also that "all underground buildings need to be remodeled to new use", so you'll need to dig deep for a new monorail and set a bit aside for a lick of paint. Still, at least you've got three silos from which to launch your spacecraft-eating space vehicle, so that's a bonus. ®