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The Superconducting Super Collider Is For Sale. And Who Doesn't Need 14 Miles of Tunnels?

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Steve Brown tips us to the story, but not the site: Newmark Knight Frank's sprawling online ad for the Superconducting Super Collider down in Ellis County, just outside Waxahachie, where the feds sunk $800 million into a project that's been kaput since '93. Can't be going for more than $6.5 mil: Brown says that's what the current owners paid for the property, but at the top of the Realtor's site it says there's a "motivated seller" for the 135-acre site who's offering it as "a significant discount." Can't imagine.

So, let's see. What are some of the "unique features"?

14 TOTAL MILES OF TUNNELS WITH MILES OF CONCRETE LINED TUNNELS 270 FEET below surface. These tunnels have been plugged due to lack of maintenance during the years between 1993 and 2006.

135 ACRE SITE for future build-out potential.

POINTS OF ACCESS to the tunnels which are all linked on the 135 acre site.

SELF CONTAINED SECURABLE SITE containing its own water & sewer system, self contained electrical generating plant, fire hydrants throughout, man-made surface cooling pond, concrete drives and parking, pole lighting, and underground storm drains.

NOTABLES INCLUDE; alarm system, sprinkler system, fire pumps, electric door locks, walk in cooler, computer rooms, communication rooms, observation rooms, elevators, air compressors, loading docks, high pressure sodium lighting, over head doors, 3 - 25 ton bridge cranes, and basements.

I once suggested skate park. But then what? Perhaps downtown could relocate its underground food court a few miles to the south. Or, clearly: future headquarters of SPecial Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion.

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