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Secret Cities: The Architecture & Planning of the Manhattan Project

June 15, 2018

June 15, 2018

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The National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. will be hosting an exhibit titled Secret Cities: The Architecture and Planning of the Manhattan Project. The exhibit will run from May 3, 2018 – March 3, 2019.

Secret Cities examines the innovative design and construction of Oak Ridge, Hanford, and Los Alamos, tracing their precedents in the Bauhaus and other early modern schools of architectural thought. It looks at daily life within the cities and how it was shaped by their physical form, illuminating the social stratification and segregation that were still evident in these cities despite the high-minded principles underlying their design.

The exhibition addresses each city’s development since the conclusion of the Manhattan Project, and their continuing importance as centers of research and technology, now largely devoted to non-military purposes.

Extensive oral histories of the Manhattan Project are available through the Voices of the Manhattan Project, produced by the Atomic Heritage Foundation.

For more information on the exhibit click here.