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SubTropolis is a 55,000,000 square foot (5,060,000 m³), 1,100-acre manmade cave in the bluffs above the Missouri River in Kansas City, Missouri that is claimed to be the world's largest underground storage facility. Lechuguilla Cave, New Mexico A cave is a natural underground void large enough for a human to enter. ... The Missouri River is a tributary of the Mississippi River in the United States. ... Nickname: Location in Jackson, Clay, Platte, and Cass Counties in the state of Missouri. ...


Developed by late Kansas City Chiefs owner Lamar Hunt via Hunt Midwest Real Estate Development, Inc., it has trademarked the phrase World's Largest Underground Business Complex (TM). City Kansas City, Missouri Team colors Red, white and gold Head Coach Herman Edwards Owner The Hunt Family (Clark Hunt, chairman)[1] General manager Carl Peterson Mascot K.C. Wolf (1989-present) Warpaint (1963-1988) League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League... Lamar Hunt (August 2, 1932 – December 13, 2006) was a promoter of American football, soccer, tennis, basketball, and ice hockey in the United States and an inductee of the first three sports halls of fame. ...


Dug into the Bethany Falls limestone mine SubTropolis is at places 160 feet beneath the surface. It has a grid of 16 ft high, 40 ft wide tunnels separated by 20 ft square limestone columns created by the room and pillar method of hard rock mining. The complex contains almost seven miles (11 km) of illuminated, paved roads and several miles of railroad track. Currently 5,000,000 square feet (460,000 m³) is occupied and 10,000,000 square feet (920,000 m³) are "improved." About 3.2 acres of available space are added each year as active mining continues.-1... Underground hard rock mining refers to various underground mining techniques used to excavate hard minerals such as those containing metals like gold, copper, zinc, nickel and lead or gems such as diamonds. ... Underground hard rock mining refers to various underground mining techniques used to excavate hard minerals such as those containing metals like gold, copper, zinc, nickel and lead or gems such as diamonds. ... This is the top-level page of WikiProject trains Rail tracks Rail transport refers to the land transport of passengers and goods along railways or railroads. ...


The mine naturally maintains temperatures between 65 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit (18 to 21 °C) year-round. The United States Postal Service leases space in SubTropolis for its collectible stamp operations. The United States Postal Service (USPS) is an independent establishment of the executive branch of the United States government (see 39 U.S.C. Â§ 201) responsible for providing postal service in the U.S. Within the United States, it is colloquially referred to simply as the post office. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


On the north edge of the complex Hunt was to develop the Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun amusement park complex. Hunt's extensive business dealings in Clay County were to contribute to the Chiefs having their NFL Training Camp at William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri until 1991. Worlds of Fun (WOF) is an amusement park in Kansas City, Missouri. ... Oceans of Fun is a water park that opened on May 31, 1982 in Kansas City, Missouri. ... In the National Football League, NFL Training Camp refers to the time before the season commences. ... William Jewell College is a private, four-year liberal arts college of 1,274 undergraduate students located in Liberty, Missouri. ... Liberty is a city in Clay County, Missouri. ...


Other facilities like SubTropolis exist although not on the same scale, such as the abandoned mine in Butler, Pennsylvania used by Corbis and the US Federal Government for secure storage. As the room and pillar mining method is used to extract limestone throughout the Midwest, many companies are looking at ways to utilize the hundreds of millions of square feet created in this manner for everything from mushroom farming to crude oil stockpiling. Butler is a city in Butler County, Pennsylvania, United States. ... Corbis is a seller of high-quality photography and film footage and related rights, based in Seattle, Washington. ... ... Mushroom(s) are the fleshy, spore-bearing fruiting bodies of fungi typically produced above ground on soil or on their food sources. ... Pumpjack pumping an oil well near Sarnia, Ontario Petroleum (from Greek petra – rock and elaion – oil or Latin oleum – oil ) or crude oil is a thick, dark brown or greenish liquid. ...


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  • Kansas City Star profile

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