See Photos of WikiLeaks' James Bond-Like Data Headquarters
The data center sits at the site of a former bunker, which was reopened in 2008, and redesigned by Swedish architect Albert France-Lanord. France-Lanord reportedly wanted to recreate the kind of underground futuristic space that would be worthy of a James Bond set -- and he certainly did a good job. With a "floating" conference room, suspended glass hallways, and lunar landscape floor, the Pionen headquarters seems tailor-made for international espionage -- or, in Assange's case, ego-stroking. Old German U-boat engines serve as back-up generators, while artificial waterfalls serve absolutely no real purpose.
Pionen also houses dozens of servers belonging to other companies, and could reportedly withstand a nuclear attack. If these photos are to be believed, and if Wikileaks truly is storing all of its data there, it would really only confirm one thing: Julian Assange is absolutely crazy.