During the evacuation of the city on August 23, 2552, several Army troopers located a Covenant communications jammer, but were soon cornered by Covenant troops. The troopers reported its location to Catherine-B320, who sent SPARTAN-B312 to destroy it.
The New Alexandria Hospital was composed of two buildings. Three bridges serve to connect the two above groundlevel. One of which was larger than the other two and had windows and dubbed "Skybridge". The Skybridge connects to a large lobby in the shorter building. Three floors above this lobby existed an open air rooftop courtyard.