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Commonwealth Edison Company, courtesy AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives, Physics Today Collection

Dresden Units -- workmen at Commonwealth Edison Company's Dresden Nuclear Power station near Morris, Illinois, in mid-November, 1966, topped out the steel drywall that will enclose the Dresden 2 reactor. Shaped like an inverted light bulb, the 110-foot high structure contains over 700 tons of steel.

Photo date: 
circa 1966
Nuclear Energy Plants