The Terminal

From Dark City

The Terminal
Chronicle New York
Room Type Business

By 1966, changing technologies, especially containerized cargo, had made this whole facility – and especially its atrium – obsolete. That year the Army Terminal was decommissioned, though it limped along with a few federal agencies continuing to occupy its cavernous spaces. In 1981, the complex was sold to New York City, and it is now a abandoned industrial park. The sub levels of which have been taken over by Pepper Morrison. Nicknamed "The Hub" or sometimes "The Server" it's sub levels act as a giant computer space where she sets up watch over the City's Social Media and News feeds. Outside of the office, there are other rooms used for various needs among the Covenant, and plenty left open and ready for use. Should Firebrands find themselves in dire straights they are welcome to slumber here, but its not recommended for a permanent residence.

The architectural highlight of the enormous Brooklyn Army Terminal is the central atrium of Building B, a space that looks unlike anything you will find in a modern warehouse or factory.

The complex is made up of two nearly-identical main buildings, the primary difference between the two is Building B’s central atrium. Freight trains could drive directly into the building and unload their cargo onto the loading docks. Two 5-ton traveling electric cranes spanned overhead, each able to move the width and length of the space on a track. Each could lower a cable that would then be attached to items unloaded from the trains. The offset balconies were designed so that this overhead crane can deposit cargo in each level and each sector of the building. Once deposited into the warehouse, cargo could be moved through the buildings by means of a network of connecting skybridges, and eventually moved down onto three enormous waterfront piers and loaded onto ships.