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English: Chicago Pile-1 (CP-1) was the world's first nuclear reactor. CP-1 was built on a rackets court, under the abandoned west stands of the original Alonzo Stagg Field stadium, at the University of Chicago. The first self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction was initiated in CP-1 on December 2, 1942. The site was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1965 and was added to the newly created National Register of Historic Places a little over a year later. The site was named a Chicago Landmark in 1971. It is one of the four Chicago Registered Historic Places from the original October 15, 1966, National Register of Historic Places list.
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Chicago Pile-1 
world's first nuclear reactor to achieve criticality, part of the Manhattan Project, the Allied effort to create atomic bombs during World War II
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Instance of atomic pile
Part of Manhattan Project
LocationIllinois
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Service entry
  • 2 December 1942
Service retirement
  • 28 February 1943
41° 47′ 31.2″ N, 87° 36′ 03.6″ W
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