Re: [coldwarcomms] Digest Number 2871
>no matter what was spent on them, they are only worth what
> 1a. Re: Operating a former microwave facility
> Posted by: "james kester" radioconstco@... radioconstco
> Date: Mon Sep 22, 2008 6:31 pm ((PDT))
> My point was that it's very interesting to me how much AT&T (us-
> taxpayers) invested
> in the cold war infrastructure, only to have it sold off for
> farthings on the dollar.
someone will pay for them - trust me, I love old and cool things
that have great value to ME and not a lot to others, so I do
the main issue is that much cold war stuff (huge hardened holes
in the ground, etc) are very expensive to build, and don't have
very many "alternate uses" so there are not a lot of people who
will pay much for them.
I toured an Atlas I launch complex that was for sale once, took
a whole day to see all of it (and we saw no where near *all* in
that we only went into one launch silo of the three) and it was
like a small town underground - spectacular! fantastic!
but, once I had to justify to my wife my desire to lay out some
serious cash for it? well, the reality is that there are not many
things you can actually do with it......
sad but true.