Memorial built on the site of the first self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction.

The Metallurgical Laboratory or "Met Lab" at the University of Chicago was part of the World War II–era Manhattan Project, created by the United States to develop an atomic bomb. It was where Enrico Fermi created the first self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction under the university's football stadium.

Metallurgical Laboratory in Worldwar[]

When the Race invaded the US in 1942, Chicago was threatened. The Metallurgical Laboratory was moved to Denver, Colorado, where it successfully built explosive-metal bombs for the US, thereby insuring the country's continued independence.