UNION STATION TODAY
“Jeez, will you look at that!”
It’s hard to move quickly inside a Hazmat Suit, but when I managed to fumble my way through the opening Jack had blown for us, I had to catch my breath. Which is also very difficult in these suits.
With Global warming, the tornadoes became more frequent in Maryland until they finally decimated the Lusby Nuclear Power Plant, sending deadly radiation on favourable winds straight to DC.
The evacuation was a farce, only the President’s plane made it out safely. The remaining terrified residents barricaded themselves inside Union Station.
That was 50 years ago.
- Historical Footnote:
- In 1961, as a testament to the strength of the Station's design and construction, a civilian firm surveying the Washington, DC area buildings determined that Union Station could serve as a fallout shelter for hundreds on an extended basis and thousands in an emergency. One key location was a deep, heavily pillared storage area originally designated as a swimming pool and steam room for affluent railroad patrons.
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