A zombie apocalypse is one of the most popular themes in pop culture. With high-rating movies and TV shows, people can’t help but wonder about the future of humanity if there ever were zombies.
Apart from armory and survival skills, there’s one other thing that people can learn from zombie-apocalypse themed shows: defense through structures. For example, World War Z featured the gigantic concrete Walls of Israel.
Today’s structures are not far from those you find in fictional settings, though. As Styrke Construction notes, many builders are now reinforcing their structures with quality materials to make them impenetrable against attacks or catastrophes.
To further illustrate this point, here are some of the world’s safest facilities:
Bahnhof’s Underground Data Center
Built to survive a nuclear apocalypse, this structure could easily outlast a zombie apocalypse ten times over. Housed inside an old nuclear bunker located 30 meters underground of Stockholm, Sweden, this underground data center offers superior security. The facility has its own greenhouse, power generators, daylight simulators, and backup power engines. With its 16-inch thick metal doors, the data center’s servers and computers remain protected against any catastrophe.
U.S. Bullion Depository (also known as Fort Knox)
This is where the United States houses most of its gold. The gold is safely stored inside an airtight shock resistant vault with a 22-ton door. Apart from the seemingly impenetrable vault, Fort Knox’s perimeter security offers impossible passage to outsiders. Armed soldiers, complex fencing, and a combination of other secretive defensive fortifications make Fort Knox one of the most secured places in the world.
AT&T Windowless Buildings
Some of AT&T’s buildings are designed to survive a nuclear war. Fortified and windowless, these office buildings have controlled ventilation and advanced access restriction. The design was the result of the growing paranoia during the Cold War.
While a zombie apocalypse might be far from today’s reality, people have the technology and materials to build their own defensive structures if an outbreak were to occur.