Thursday, February 03, 2011

The Missouri Underground

No, not a resistance movement, not strike forces from the Hollow Earth: Subtropolis, an enormous underground business complex. 'Cos there are lot of things better kept under climate-controlled conditions.

...Besides, some place needs to be on the front lines in the fight against invasions from Pellucidar. Might as well be in Missouri: we'll have 'em surrounded in advance!

9 comments:

Joe Allen said...

Subtropolis is just the largest and ritziest of about half a dozen or so similar facilities in the KC area.

We're just maggoty with limestone caves around here.

DaddyBear said...

Louisville has a similar facility called the MegaCavern. Basically a huge series of caves that were carved out as an underground quarry. Great place to store stuff if you want it to last forever.

Ed Skinner said...

Who'd've guessed Missouri would be the Troglodyte's breeding ground.

D.W. Drang said...

How stable is it? Seems awful close to the New Madrid seismic zone...

davidc said...

I,ve driven by there years ago when i used to live in the KC area. Read about them at the time !

Crucis said...

Back in my computer fixin' days, I spent a lot of time under KC. One area has entrances for trains---diesel powered to boot. Ever tried to fix computers heavily layered with diesel exhaust?

In another cavern is used for frozen food storage---several square miles of it. There's enough food stored there to feed KC's 1.2M population for 500 years.

All this about 500' under KC.

wolfwalker said...

Shades of Plummet Mall!

"The best deal in town is in a hole in the ground."

CGHill said...

My daughter used to drive a forklift in one of those caves in greater KC. Guys couldn't decide if they were put off or awed by this fact.

wv: "nomooked." She definitely has a low tolerance for mooks.

Roberta X said...

Proving, once again, that yours is a family of unexpected depth!