The world of secret underground bunkers is not only fascinating but also an example of excellent engineering. There are hundreds of bunkers in every country that are designed to provide protection from calamities but mostly from nuclear war. Among these there are few underground bunkers that are extremely protective. Here we list the secret underground bunkers that are designed to withstand not only natural disasters but also apocalyptic man made weapons.
Svalbard Global Seed Vault in Norway
Located in the isolated arctic location in Norway the Svalbard Global Seed Vault is the modern day Noah’s ark. It is just 810 miles away from north pole and protects countless vegetation seeds.
Denver International Airport in Colorado
Considered as one of the busiest and largest airports in world, the Denver International Airport is infamous for being home of a stealth bunker. Rumors are 5 buildings are made before the new buildings were laid above them.
Iron Mountain in Massachusetts
The Iron Mountain in Massachusetts is not less than an underground fortress. It was built by an enterprise information management services company. Not intended to be a bunker this place is one of the safest places on earth. Located in a 1,000 acre limestone mine it spans 10,000 square feet.
The Moscow Metro in Russia
A hidden city located underneath Moscow, the Moscow Metro in Russia is an extensive subterranean system of secret trains as well as a network of bunkers. It was mostly built by Stalin in the Cold War era.
The Shanghai Complex in China
Not publicly accounted it is said that the Shanghai Complex can accommodate 200,000 people and spans over a million square feet. This bunker has the capability to withstand nuclear radiation, blasts and poisonous gases outbreak.
Burlington Bunker in UK
It’s not a bunker but a whole city buried beneath Corsham and spans 35 acres. Built by the British government in 1950 this bunker was code named Burlington and can even withstand nuclear strikes.
The Greenbrier Bunker in Virginia
Kept a secret until 1990 by the US government, the Greenbrier Bunker in Virginia was built in 1958 along with the hotel. The bunker is 120,000 square feet and is now decommissioned.
Raven Rock Mountain Complex in Pennsylvania-Maryland
Meant to relocate the Pentagon site, the Raven Rock Mountain Complex in Pennsylvania-Maryland is a setup of 5 buildings. There is arrangement made for almost every facility you will need to survive an apocalypse.
Mount Weather in Virginia
Also used as a command center for the FEMA or the Federal Emergency Management Agency, it is also a bunker. Announcements during an emergency situation made by president are most likely to emerge from here. There are fortified buildings as well above the bunker.
Cheyenne Mountain in Colorado
With strength to withstand even a 5 megaton nuclear explosion, the Cheyenne Mountain in Colorado is buried 2,000 feet into granite. One of the safest place in Colorado it can survive a nuclear explosion as near as 1.7 miles.
You can also make secret underground bunkers under your house. Bunkers are interesting and challenging setups that have always being into existence and will continue to exist.