Tornado Proof Mega-Mansion Under Construction in Missouri Ozarks
|Pensmore will boast 13 bedrooms, two elevators and be damn near indestructible (so they say) once complete.|
Steven Huff, chairman of the Wisconsin-based TF Concrete Forming Systems, is building his version of Xanadu -- called "Pensmore" -- to showcase his company's building products. Huff's company specializes in insulated concrete forms. According to a website for Huff's future new home, Pensmore will achieve the pinnacle in "green" building technology, bringing to life "a modern version of the Jeffersonian ideal of the self-sufficient sustainable estate."
|Pensmore's concrete walls are said to be tornado-proof.|
But it's the purported indestructibility of Pensmore that really caught our eye here at Daily RFT. Once complete, Pensmore should be able to withstand an F5 tornado, according to the home's website. That's worth noting, as the town of Highlandville lies smack dab in the middle of Tornado Alley and just 90 miles west of the tornado-ravaged town of Joplin.
If we were building Pensmore, we're not sure how much we'd want to taunt Mother Nature, no matter if our home was built with straw, sticks, bricks or -- yes -- insulated concrete forms.