Area 8 Topside Dormitories

{{Location Infobox
|image=FileTopside dorms.jpg|250px
|name=Area 8 Topside Dormitories
|destroyed=200-, during the Black Mesa Incident
|location=Sector B Coolant Reserve|Sector B, Black Mesa Research Facility
|era=Black Mesa Incident
|affiliation=Black Mesa
'''Area 8 Topside Dormitories''' is a Black Mesa Research Facility outdoor area located within Sector B Coolant Reserve, along the Sector B Line of the Black Mesa Transit System. First seen during the ''Half-Life Blue Shift'' chapter ''Living Quarters Outbound'', this is where Barney Calhoun is accommodated while working at Black Mesa.


Apparently used solely for security guards, these dormitories are one of the only two personnel dormitories seen or mentioned during the games, the other being Level 3 Dormitories.

Set on both sides of Sector B Line of the Black Mesa Transit System, it features a basketball court, a small tram platform, and the dorms themselves, resembling portable houses. Following the tracks leads to the East Personnel Entrance, then the network enters the main facility. Above the East Personnel Entrance floats an FileBlack Mesa orange flag.svg|orange flag of Black Mesa.

==Behind the scenes==

The name of that area is given by the Black Mesa Announcement System.


*Easter egg a soccer ball that fell from the basketball terrain above can be seen under the tracks at the very start of the ride.

*When Barney starts his ride, a fellow security guard misses the tram. This mirrors the two scientists and the security guard seen missing their tram at the start of ''Half-Life''.


FileEast Personnel Entrance.jpg|The East Personnel Entrance.
FileScientistOverlook.png|Two scientists having a conversation, while overlooking the tram.
FileApache above dorms.jpg|AH-64 Apache flying above the dorms. 
FileBBallCourt.png|A basketball court.
FileFootball Area 8.jpg|The soccer ball Easter egg.
FileBlack Mesa orange flag.svg|The orange Black Mesa flag.
FileSatelliteBox.png|A satellite next to an electrical box.

==List of appearances==

*''Half-Life Blue Shift'' {{1st}}

|title=''Half-Life Blue Shift'' story arc journey
|after=Black Mesa Transit System
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CategoryBlack Mesa Research Facility locations
CategoryHalf-Life Blue Shift