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The end?

On the 7th of July 2008 a big explosion was heard. Pieces of concrete flew in the neighbourhood and some reached the gardens of the houses nearby. The municipal leaders had given the order to blow the bunker. Inspite of the craftmanship of the demolition crew the blast was not a success. This caused many reactions in the newpapers and by the civilian comities. The order was withdrawn and now, 2012, there is still no plan for the future of the bunker. Further demolition seems to be out of order. Several foundations and former military specialists have written a report stipulating the importance of this cold war inheritance and presenting options for reuse.
All pictures by Rob Mans, 2009.

The end?, TCC Bilthoven, Cold War

Only the rim of the roof was damaged.

The end?, TCC Bilthoven, Cold War

A part of the second entrance is gone. On this spot there is some slight damage on the interior. (cantine)

The end?, TCC Bilthoven, Cold War

More damage of the roof.

The end?, TCC Bilthoven, Cold War

Still standing strong.