This Life magazine cover from 1962 portrays a society on edge. In the height of the Cold War, the demand for fallout shelters was at its peak. Underground bunkers were constructed to put minds at ease, but also prepare for the absolute worse.
These extreme safety measures were understandably a priority for the United States government. So much so that a secret Cold War bunker was built underneath a luxury hotel in West Virginia to house Congress and although them to continue to function. Click through to see images of the upscale hotel and the bunker housed beneath it.