posted on Jul, 2 2010 @ 01:42 PM
The retired AT&T National Emergency Communications Center It is currently operated by Vital Records Inc. located at 95 Patricia Drive, Mt Olive,
(west on I-80 and south on State Hwy 206, left on Patricia Road)
I grew up a few hundred feet from the AT&T site which is now owned by Vital Records Inc. I had hiked and camped the surrounding woods there as a
Always was curious as to what it was, the tower was visible from Sucasunna for years.
My wife worked for AT&T for fifteen years and left the company in 1997.
She recently spoke to me of some of her ex AT&T colleagues had toured the facility in the mid eighties and had toured the Trans-Ocean cable vessel.
Since I grew up within eyesight of the site and never knew to much about it, I believed her sources as unreliable.
From 1992 to 1997, I was a security officer for the International Trade Center in Mount Olive Township and each day Vital Records would arrive at our
Control Center and transfer US Customs digital media to the VRI site, about 5 miles away. I asked the driver where Vital records was located and he
spoke of it freely.
Soon we hired a part time officer who worked during the day for a janitorial supply who was contracted with VRI to supply floor waxes and cleaning
items which would not collect dust. He spoke again in a little detail of the underground building. I found it intriguing.
Last year I drove again to my childhood playgrounds and located VRI for the second time at 95 Patricia Road. VRI's website stated it was at the 1100
feet above sea level surrounded by Veteran's Park in Roxbury Township. I found on Google Earth it by tracking the courser in the area until locating
the highest elevation Mean Sea level. (1100 feet)
I am interested in finding out more about this and others like it during the AT&T Long Lines communications era. There is very little information
I would appreciate any help you can send my way, as I remain intrigued about its design and would love to begin a research project for these type of
I have tagged both the AT&T Netcong Operations site and the Bedminister Headquarters site on Google Earth. it is a modest start. Better images are
available on Teleserver site as well.
Please advise me on any contacts you have who would like to speak to me about its construction and AT&T specific operations: all comments will be held
private by me.