Chicago Pile 1 Balcony

Model of Chicago Pile 1

"On December 2, 1942, man achieved here the first self sustaining chain reaction and thereby initiated the controlled release of nuclear energy."

Chicago Pile No. 1 (CP-1) was constructed in a makeshift laboratory under the grandstand of Stagg Field Stadium at The University of Chicago.

Scale - 1/2 inch = 1 foot

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