posted on May, 13 2004 @ 02:48 AM
I know there is alot of updated material on underground bases in the US. I found this pretty interesting.....
One of the earliest American underground facilities was built at Raven Rock in Pennsylvania. The military refer to it as "Site R." Sounds like
"Section D." Raven Rock was picked because it is made of greenstone, a type of granite that is the fourth hardest rock on earth. Construction
started in 1950, and engineers had completed a series of tunnels and a three-story building by 1953. Two more three-story buildings were completed by
1963. The complex lies 650 feet beneath the 1,529-foot-high summit of Raven Rock and can be entered through four portals. The mountain has everything
needed to survive a catastrophe: cars, some of the best dining in the Army, chemical suits, a fitness center, a medical facility, a barbershop, legal
services, a chapel, designated smoking areas and a convenience store. It has six 1,000 kilowatt generators and 35 miles of cable on 180 telephone
poles. Remember, this is one of the early underground sites, and probably does not compare with some of the new underground cities that have been
constructed in more recent years.
One of the first of nearly 100 Federal Relocation Centers was built in rural Virginia's Mount Weather. It took years to complete, but when complete
resembled a city more than an emergency installation. Mount Weather was equipped with such amenities as private apartments and dormitories, streets
and sidewalks, cafeterias and hospitals, a water purification system, power plant, and general office buildings. The site includes a small lake fed by
fresh water from underground springs. It even has its own mass transit system--small electric cars that run on rechargeable batteries and make regular
shuttle runs throughout the city.