Bom Shelter Gets Makeover
November 28, 2002 2:12 PM   Subscribe

Bomb Shelter Gets Makeover Got an old bomb shelter sitting around? Wondering what to do with it? Why not turn it into a shopping mall? Across China, more than 3,700 hotels and dormitories and 1,270 shops and restaurants have been created in former bomb shelters, according to an article in Beijing Youth Weekly last year. In Beijing, a youth hostel has been established in a bomb shelter below Wangfujing, the glitziest shopping street in the city. An estimated 20,000 workers are employed in businesses in former bomb shelters in Beijing alone.
posted by orange swan (6 comments total)
so, now that bush is president, one helluva lot of dormitories, hotels, malls, shops and restaurants will need to be converted into bomb shelters. there will be many jobs in the construction industry.
posted by quonsar at 2:53 PM on November 28, 2002

I never thought of making spritzer out of wine.
posted by four panels at 4:19 PM on November 28, 2002

Meanwhile, people are still jailed for "online subversion".
posted by homunculus at 5:19 PM on November 28, 2002

Bah, here at UGA, we already have a lot of building in use that were formall bomb shelters. First that comes to mind is our school of music, as it helps to keep the noise pollution to a minumum!
posted by jmd82 at 7:20 PM on November 28, 2002


Choice of Wine, Soda

Fill Tall or Collins glass with ice, Fill 3/4 with Wine, Fill rest with soda, Garnish with a twist
posted by four panels at 8:29 PM on November 28, 2002

So where are you going to hide from bombs now?
posted by rosmo at 4:25 AM on November 29, 2002

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