National Building Museum

Talk: Secret Cities

Thursday, May 24, 2018
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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Limited walk-in registration available beginning at 5:30 pm.

Learn how the United States secretly built three cities during World War II in order to provide over 125,000 scientists, technicians, and support staff places to work on the Manhattan Project. G. Martin Moeller, Jr., senior curator, explains how these sites were also proving grounds for emerging ideas about architecture, planning, and construction. This program 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. Pre-registration required. Walk-in registration based on availability.

Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Registration is for event planning purposes only and does not guarantee a seat. Online registration for Museum programs closes at midnight the day before the scheduled program.

This exhibition is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. We also gratefully acknowledge Nancy Voorhees; Turner Construction CompanySkidmore, Owings, & Merrill and the Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill FoundationSTUDIOS ArchitectureBechtelthe Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine ArtsHDR, Inc.; and ORAU for their generous contributions.

Los Alamos Main Gate, ca. 1943. Anyone approaching Los Alamos during the war had to pass through at least two checkpoints. Courtesy of the Los Alamos National Laboratory Archives.

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