Historical & Anthropological Tower

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Three turbolift shafts running through the center of the cylindrical tower. One public one that connects Turner's Gallery to the Historical Library and office areas, a secured one that runs from the basement levels up through the 3rd floor, and a top-security one that runs from the basement levels up through to the 4th floor. The top-security turbolift is triple the size of the standard personnel turboshafts, allowing for the transport of large objects when necessary.

In case of emergency, stairwells are available between the public sections of the 1st and Ground floors, while evacuation from the secured sections can only be done through the ladders located within the turbolift shafts. An emergency transporter is available on the ground floor, while the two cargo transporters can also be converted to quantum-resolution for evacuation purposes.

Due to the unique and valuable nature of the contents of the Tower, the building is shielded from external intrusions by both sensor and transporter systems. The transporter scramblers and inhibitors that provide protection from the latter can be configured to allow temporary operation of the Embassy's transporter systems - though such measures can only be initiated from within the building itself with proper clearance.

Basement

The Repository

The Embassy's anthropological and historical storage facility contains all collected and catalogued material artifacts and physical remains that have been recovered by the H&A department. The room consists of multiple long rows of floor-to-ceiling storage units of varying sizes. Each unit is a self-contained block with a separate sealed and independent environmental control system to allow for optimal preservation of its contents. A log of all available information on the unit's contents, as well as security options, can be accessed from the front panel. Anti-grav transports allow access to all units throughout the room, while two dedicated cargo transporters are available on site to aid with moving artifacts to and from the Tower and its facilities. Both transporters are capable of quantum-resolution when organic or biological material needs to be moved, though the process is highly energy intensive.

Limbo

A separate section of the Repository is dedicated to those recovered objects that defy analysis and inquiry. They are stored here in the "Limbo" section in the hopes that they will one day be successfully identified. The room is set up in much the same way as the main Repository.

Ground Floor

Rhul's Reception Lounge (Public)

A quaint reception area located at the entrance to the building, complete with a seating area for those waiting to meet with the H&A staff or to visit Turner's Gallery. A Bajoran cultural exhibit is also on display in the lounge, at the request of the area's namesake, Commander Tallis Rhul. One exit from the lounge leads directly into the museum, while the other leads to the turbolifts in the center of the building and the emergency transporter pad.

Turner's Gallery (Public)

The Tower's museum and gallery have been named after the illustrious commanding officer who resurrected the Embassy from the ashes, Captain Toni Turner. In here some of the latest finds of the H&A department can be found, along with various exhibits of art and history. A number of permanent and special exhibits are present at all times for the crew's viewing.

Second Floor

Historical Library (Public)

The Historical Library contains most of the Embassy's library of physical works of literature, fiction and non-fiction. Original manuscripts, archaic scrolls, paper tomes and stone tablets find their home here, while replicated reproductions of popular requests can also be viewed by the public here. A smaller collection of physical and original works of literature can be found in Embassy's main library.

Office Area (Public)

Chief H&A Specialist's Office (Public)

The Work Room

While the H&A staff have a variety of labs and offices to work in, the Work Room is their central haven and refuge. Every office on the floor has an entrance to lounge-like room, allowing them to work together in a more relaxing environment. Comfortable couches and chairs surround glass tables littered with papers and reports, while a number of desktop terminals allow them computer access if they haven't brought a PADD with them.

The Matrix Rooms

Since the Embassy's H&A Department is fairly new, its catalogue of material artifacts and physical remains is highly limited. To compensate, the Matrix Room was conceived. Consisting of a holographic interface, this innovative solution allows a user to access its terminal and bring up a virtual catalogue of known anthropological and historical information that had been gathered from the databases of a number of different sources. A complete holographic reproduction of any available item can be called up by the user, including all known information, detailed sensor readings and anything else. In some cases, the system can even recreate the object in question using specialized replicator systems. While the Matrix Room cannot substitute for the actual artifacts, it does its best to come close. The Tower is equipped with three of these rooms.

Third Floor

Archaeology Labs

Restoration Lab

This lab is dedicated to the analysis, preservation and restoration of all kinds of material artifacts found by the Embassy's staff during their missions or the USS Thunder's crew during their voyages. Whether it be paper, wood, stone, metal or some unknown substance, the specialists working in this lab will find a way to keep it intact for another thousand years. Even the most degraded and damaged of finds can be restored within these labs.

Fourth Floor

Social and Cultural Anthropology

Linguistics Lab

Top Floor

Forensics (Authorized Personnel Only)

In concert with Security and Medical, the H&A Department is home to a full-fledged forensic analysis lab to aid in ongoing investigations both at the Embassy and at remote locations. Forensic specialists have access to the latest and most accurate means of analyzing physical, chemical or biological evidence. The entire room is secured and only authorized personnel are allowed entry in order to maintain the integrity of the forensic evidence stored within.

The Vault (Authorized Personnel Only)

The Vault is the Embassy's high-security storage facility, reserved for the department's most valued finds. Requiring not only vocal authorization but equipped with a full-range of biometric security protocols - fingerprint, retinal, DNA sequence, and neural pattern matching, the Vault can only be accessed by senior staff with the proper clearance. The walls are molded from a reinforced duranium-tritanium composite, designed to be entirely impervious to sensor and transporter systems at all times. Like the Tower's other storage facilities, the Vault contains multiple compartments with self-contained environmental systems.