Ample reinforced windows give the control room a spectacular panoramic view from the plateau where the base is situated, out over the river used for cooling and to dispose of waste, to the distant hills beyond.
Unfortunately, manpower depletion caused by Pandoran megafauna meant that some compromises had to be made. For example, the executive habitation unit, equipped with comfort features comparable to those found at RDA’s Lunar isotopic helium extraction facility, was deferred until the third resource transport arrived. “B” and “C” level executives were quartered with SecOps and construction staff, while special apartments were constructed in the ops center for “A” level staff.
These quarters remain to this day, although individual apartments have been enlarged by merging what were originally separate units. (A senior level annex has been constructed between the ops center and the executive habitation unit, popularly known as “the condo” and used only by “B” and “C” level executives.)
“A” level executives have generally taken their quartering in the ops center in stride; being close to the heart of the Hell’s Gate operation has come to be considered an asset, given the numerous challenges inherent to the frontier-like conditions on Pandora.