270 Broadway. One of the sites of the Manhattan Project
Manhattan Project Yesterday:
Qne usually thinks of Los Alamos, Oak Ridge, Hanford or Trinity when one thinks about the making of the atom bomb. But it wasn't called the Manhattan Project for nothing. (Hint: The Project was started in the 30’s and 40’s in Manhattan, primarily near Columbia University). Here’s the story...
Manhattan Project Legacy Today:
“In the 75 Years Since Hiroshima, Nuclear Testing Killed Untold thousands.”
At the time, the entire Manhattan Project had employed 130,000 people to complete a project that would kill 150,000. This article has a neat graphic showing the race to build a better bomb that followed.
Despite the moratorium on testing, the project lives on…and there is controversy over how to tell this story, as the National Park Service efforts show.
Monuments to the Atomic Age…or the road to our own demise?
The statue of 12th century Buddhist monk Shinran Shonin, which survived the bombing of Hiroshima, is the only landmark which links Manhattan to this piece of history.
Often described as one man’s finger on the button, the Manhattan Project employed 130,000 people in the end. It took many fingers on many buttons to arrive at this end...
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