Cold War-era military complex for sale in Cicero

A former U.S. military command center built to withstand a nuclear attack is on the market in the Syracuse area.

The Post-Standard of Syracuse reports that the two-building complex at the former Hancock Air Force Base in suburban Cicero has been put on the market by the Brooklyn-based real estate investment company that bought the property from the federal government in 2006.

The company is asking nearly $900,000 for the complex, which features 2-foot-thick reinforced concrete walls, 175,000 square feet of space - and no windows.

Opened in 1959, the military site was one of 20 such complexes built across the U.S. during the Cold War and operated by the North American Aerospace Defense Command. The government closed the complex in 2001.