Waiting for the End of the World

Men's Journal Bomb SheltersOriginally published on Men’s Journal

The current recession has not been kind to the construction business. The number of new homes being built has sunk to historic lows – down some 75 percent from 2006 – and in recent years unemployment among construction workers has approached 25 percent. Yet one corner of the industry has benefited from the financial tumult and the fear of social unrest that accompanies it. Two decades after the end of the Cold War, the fallout shelter is back.