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  • It was the 2nd most secret project of the war (cryptographic work was the 1st).
  • It was the highest priority project of the war, the codeword "silverplate" was assigned to it and overrode all other wartime priorities.
  • It cost $2,000,000,000.
  • It had facilities scattered all across the country: Los Alamos, Oak Ridge, Hanford, Berkeley, Chicago, Wendover, and many small and large contracts with industry for various subassemblies and parts.
  • The Trinity test was delayed by 12 days due to weather issues from its scheduled shot date.
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