Chatham Project Office Article
- Jay Price wrote an article about the Chatham facility in the Raleigh
News and Observer last Sunday. I saw the print version while I was at
the beach, and I'm surprised there's been no mention of it here yet.
Secret Cold War Bunker Vacant in Chatham
FEARRINGTON VILLAGE - For 45 years, it has generated speculation and
wild rumors of missile silos, UFOs and odd columns of smoke.
Now one of the nation's most secret Cold War installations -- a giant
underground bunker built into a hilltop now flanked by some of
fast-growing northern Chatham County's most genteel subdivisions --
has apparently closed.
The department-store-size bunker was built and buried in the early and
mid-1960s. From its massive steel and concrete blast doors down to its
spring-mounted urinals, the AT&T facility was designed to survive a
nearby nuclear explosion.