National Building Museum

Talk: Secret Cities: Building for Science and Technology

Tuesday, June 18, 2019
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

queen-mary-secret-cities.gifWalk-in tickets available on-site beginning at 5:30 pm.

Hear about K-25, the "Queen Marys", and other scientific and military buildings of the Manhattan Project. G. Martin Moeller, Jr., curator of the exhibition Secret Cities, discusses how extraordinary achievements in architecture and engineering yielded the world's largest building (K-25) in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, when it was completed in 1944 and the 800-foot-long chemical separation plants (Queen Marys) of Hanford, Washington. This talk complements the exhibition Secret Cities: The Architecture and Planning of the Manhattan Project, which will be open before the program.

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

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

Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Online registration for Museum programs closes at midnight the day before the scheduled program.

Image credit: “Queen Mary” Chemical Separation Plant. Hanford, 1944. Photo by Robely Johnson or assistant. Digital photo archive, Department of Energy (DOE). Courtesy AIP, Emilio Segre Visual Archive.

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