December 15th, 2011 | researchmaterial
A four-story bunker, built during the Cold War as Canada’s communication and governance hub in the case of a nuclear attack on Ottawa. Now a museum.
It’s now a museum, with a website you can visit. I love the retrotech stylings, as you can imagine, but the signage also fascinates me. From this perspective, it’s the set dressing for a post-atomic comedy of manners. Lots of people quietly and politely drinking their reconstituted Mil-Ko under an admonishing banner, trying to suppress the fallout-era social faux pas of just screaming and screaming.