National Building Museum

Talk: The Future of the Secret Cities

Tuesday, December 4, 2018
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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On-site registration available starting at 5:30 pm. 

Find out how the U.S. government and its contractors are preparing for the next 75 years at Los Alamos, Oak Ridge, and other sites built during World War II for the Manhattan Project. Lisa Gordon-Hagerty, Under Secretary for Nuclear Security and NNSA Administrator, David Klaus, formerly of the US Department of Energy, and Peggy McCullough, general manager, Bechtel, discuss efforts under way to modernize these sites, continue their breakthrough scientific discoveries, and clean up the by-products of decades of nuclear weapons production and related technologies. The talk is moderated by Museum curator G. Martin Moeller, Jr. and complements the exhibition Secret Cities: The Architecture and Planning of the Manhattan Project, which will be open before the program.

Secret Cities is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. We also gratefully acknowledge Nancy Voorhees; Turner Construction Company; Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and the Skidmore, Owings & Merrill Foundation; STUDIOS Architecture; Bechtel; the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts; HDR, Inc.; and ORAU for their generous contributions.

1.5 LU (AIA) / 1.5 CM (AICP) / 1.5 PDH (LA CES)

$12 Member | $10 Student | $20 Non-member

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Shift change at the Y-12 plant, Oak Ridge, 1945. Courtesy of the U.S. Department of Energy and the Oak Ridge Public Library.

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