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Events July 2018

Further AfieldExhibition

Secret Cities: The Architecture and Planning of the Manhattan Project

July 30, 2018
through March 3, 2019

On August 6, 1945, when the U.S. dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, President Harry S. Truman publicly revealed the purpose of the sites now known as Oak Ridge, TN; Los Alamos, NM; and Hanford/Richland, WA. Secret Cities examines the innovative design and construction of these sites, built in the early years of the Modern Movement, and traces 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 despite the high-minded principles underlying their design.

Through March 3, 2019
National Building Museum, Washington DC

Housing in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. Photo of SOM © Torkel Korling, courtesy of architects Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP.


Week of July 29th