595Re: Web site update
- Nov 1, 1999FYI: The space required for a No. 5 ESS is about 20' by 40'.
Not much compared to the No. 5 Crossbar and the 1ESS
which took up much of one floor.
Also consider most of the L Main stations had parking for
only 10 or 20 cars.
>I wonder how many operator positions they had at Monrovia.
>I don't recall exactly how big the Monrovia parking lot is. I'm thinking
>roughly the size of the main lot at Dranesville; maybe 50 cars? That's not
>too much space, especially if the staff worked on non-staggered shifts.
>When you add in the other two lots, Dranesville has way more parking than
>One possibility (something I'll look into on my next visit) is that there
>might have been a second lot at Monrovia, but it was sold off after the
>operators left or mission changes reduced staffing needs. I recall some
>houses just west of the facility, which might be on that land.
>The ESS upgrade would seem like a logical time to relocate the operators.
>Maybe the space occupied by the operators was needed to house the 5ESS
>during the cut-over period.
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