[WATCH] New York City Once Had Over 17,000 Nuclear Fallout Shelters

Signs on building throughout New York City are all that's left of a widespread government effort to shelter millions of people from the fallout of a nuclear attack. Whether building basements would have succeeded in saving lives remains a matter of historical debate. But the hundreds — if not thousands of signs — that remain attest to a time when nuclear war threatened to break out at any moment.

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