Originally Posted by CrippledPidgeon
I know that it's in the references, but it seems so strange to me that the photon torpedo magazine is so close to the warp core. It also seems dangerous for the launcher tubes to straddle the core as well.
I would agree, but then I read in Mr. Scott's Guide that the torpedoes aren't armed and/or loaded with a warhead until they reach the lower level and fed into the tubes. Now that doesn't clear up the fact that the tubes straddle the warp core but at least it takes some of that into consideration. i know we are Clark Kenting to a degree here, but I - probably like you - appreciate when things are somewhat thought out like that.