Two Added Titan II Nuclear Missile Silos Blast Assimilate the Bazaar in Arizona
It’s time for your absolute acreage portfolio to go ballistic! After a decommissioned Titan II missile silo in Arizona was awash in aloof two weeks backward aftermost year, two added arid silos accept accursed assimilate the market. One is in Oracle, AZ, and a additional is in Benson, AZ. Each is priced at $495,000.
For buyers who absent out on acrimonious up the different acreage that awash in aboriginal December, there’s a additional (and third) adventitious to shoot for the stars. And fair’s fair.
Listing abettor Grant Hampton is giving absorbed buyers until Jan. 20 to abide offers on these two new opportunities. Out-of-towners can accomplish affairs to bout these above aggressive sites afore plunking bottomward cash.
But buyers beware—these silos will acceptable be multiple-offer scenarios. The aboriginal missile silo was listed in November 2019 for $395,000, and awash for $420,000.
And that buyer, a Tucson resident, has some austere affairs adapted up.
“He’s activity to body a home on top, and about-face the lower bisected into the ultimate man cave,” Hampton says. We can’t delay to see the results!
Potential buyers accept already been in blow with Hampton, who says he’s heard all sorts of concepts on how to repurpose the silos. Big account ambit from Airbnb rentals, to a medical marijuana facility, to a “semiunderground resort for those with electromagnetic sensitivities.”
Built in the 1960s during the Cold War, these abstruse silos existed in three states: 18 apiece in Arizona, Arkansas, and Kansas.
Originally advised for a 10-year deployment, the missiles backward in operation for some 24 years, and had to be monitored about the clock, with cadre eating, sleeping, and alive on-site. Accessed by elevators and staircases and able with escape hatches, the accessories now charge to be absolutely rebuilt.
In the 1980s, the Titan II affairs was deactivated. Fifty-three of the sites were shut down, partly demolished, and closed shut. The actual one is now allotment of a museum.
“It’s appealing attenuate that one comes up [for sale], let abandoned three in about a three-month period,” Hampton says.
“All the Titan II complexes were congenital to the aforementioned standards and layout,” he explains. “I anticipate back they decommissioned them, they anticipation no one would footfall in them anytime again,” Hampton says.
Now absorption in these underground Cold War charcoal as clandestine acreage is red-hot. Let’s dig into both of the silos accessible appropriate now.
Price: $495,000Explosive attributes: This circuitous comes with 11.78 acreage and across-the-board angle of the Rincon and Dragoon mountains. The advertisement states it’s in “extraordinary condition.”
It “is affiliated to burghal water, and interiorwise, it still has the old fixtures, conduit, and aqueduct work. And the acrylic isn’t peeling,” Hampton says.
The silo was purchased in the mid-’80s from the government, he continues. The accepted owners accomplish Falcon Valley Ranch, which is abreast this site.
“They didn’t appetite anyone to accept the property, and capital to aggrandize the ranch,”he says. Now the agronomical is affairs some of its holdings, including this missile silo.
Price: $495,000Explosive attributes: Decommissioned in 1984, it hadn’t been accessed by the accepted buyer until 2016, back he dug 35 anxiety bottomward with an archaeologian into the facility.
The armpit is currently buried, because the buyer lives out of boondocks and can’t adviser it.
“He capital to rebury it to anticipate vandalism” and exceptionable guests, according to Hampton.
The upside to its clear status? This abode is a time capsule. Left inside: a bi-weekly from 1984, affidavit from commanders to the officers, and a Pepsi! The armpit additionally has a able-bodied and electricity.
While the buyer had capital to accessible an RV esplanade on the 15-acre parcel, and adjust the lower half, his wife’s afterlife afflicted his plans. So the abode is now up for grabs.
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