SubTropolis an Underground Business Complex
Earlier this week I found out about this huge underground business complex located in Kansas City, Missouri called SubTropolis . A former limestone mine that has been transformed in what they call "The World's Largest Underground Business Complex" . A very interesting idea, although not new since SubTropolis has been open for business since 1964, according to a report from Bloomberg Business.
The complex houses more than 50 companies (The US Postal Service is one of them) and close to 1,000 people work there. Because of its large available area (more than 5,000,000 square feet) the complex is used mainly for Warehousing and Light Assemby operations, and thanks to its constant temperature (about 70 degrees Fahrenheit or 21 degrees celsius year-round) and controllable humidity it is also used for Storage of Records (The US National Archive keeps some Federal records here), Wine & Spirits storage and even to house a Cloud Services Data Center (Which is not exactly the location you would picture when you think about the Cloud )
The main attractive for these companies and entities is that the lease cost is a lot less than the standard on the ground space (About half the price per square foot). So if you live in the Kansas City area and are looking for office space you might want to consider this complex or at least go visit sometime, it should be interesting.
I would pass since I could not help feeling claustrophobic. Would you consider working at this complex?
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