Is the Underground Home still underground? The New York City Parks Department doesn't think so, but others do. The home, built as an exhibit for the 1964-1965 World's Fair held in New York, has ardent fans who think it's still buried underneath the city's Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. Now, one expert is seeking the permits and funding to do a radar and/or camera survey to check.
As a certain fictional FBI agent would say, we want to believe. Why not? The Underground Home was a 12,000-square-foot, totally underground house built in the aftermath of the Cuban Missile Crisis, as Narratively reported in 2012. With an air filtering system its makers advertised as able to filter fallout particles, the Underground Home tapped into American fears of the times. In addition, the home had 10 rooms, windows made of screens that could show different scenes, and a Steinway piano.
The Underground Home was both weird and baller.
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