In the Ukrainian city of Chernobyl, an enormous arch is being constructed as part of the clean-up of the explosion site recorded as the largest non-military nuclear disaster in history. The structure will cost 1.5 billion dollars, span a length of 800 feet, and will weigh nearly 20 million pounds.
This is not the first amazing building to come from something horrific. Superstructures are often sparked by disaster, or at least the threat of disaster. Military planning and apocalypse-hiding are extreme activities that produce extreme technology and buildings.
Even though December 2012 didn't mark the end of the world, meteors, zombies, geopolitical tensions, and global warming are still very much on the table as threats to our daily existence. Here are our choices for where to hide in the event of the apocalypse:
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