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The Atomic Energy Commission has assigned to the Universities Research Association the task of developing a 200-GeV particle-physics research laboratory. The development of this laboratory requires the construction of an accelerator, experiment areas, offices, utilities, roads and many other things; it also requires that they be combined so as to create an environment for imaginative research. A design staff under the leadership of R. R. Wilson has been attacking this whole problem for about one-and-a-half years. The problem is challenging because the initial scope for the laboratory is somewhat limited, and within this scope and our expectation of funding, we must create an effective laboratory so that the success of our initial experimentsmay encourage Congress to invest in further development. You can best judge the effectiveness of our design efforts by examining the papers presented at this conference on specific components of the accelerator. I would like to present to you something of the planning for the laboratory as a whole.