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Tesla Science Center Board Visits Wardenclyffe Site

Posted February 25, 2009

TSC Board Visits the Wardenclyffe Laboratory Site

TSC Board members explore the area outside Tesla's Wardenclyffe Laboratory

With the Wardenclyffe site now up for sale, members of the Board of Directors of the Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe recently had an exciting opportunity to visit and explore in the 100+ year-old laboratory of Nikola Tesla in Shoreham, NY.

On the afternoon of February 25, 2009 Board members, led by the agent handling the property for Agfa Corporation, and joined by representatives of Legislator Dan Losquadro and Assemblyman Marc Alessi, representatives of the New York State Department of Parks and Historic Preservation, and the president of the Shoreham Civic Organization, were taken throughout the old building and were able to see the condition of the structure, and many of its original parts.

Of particular interest was the fact that all of the four outside walls of the original building seem to be intact, and many of the windows that were bricked up were removed and are safely stored in the attic, awaiting restoration and replacement in their original locations.

Armed with paper, pencils, maps, floorplans and cameras, the Board recorded the visit and identified many of the interior and exterior locations from the original structure. Board members also did some measuring of the building and its relationship to the tower base.

The Board hopes to be able to revisit the site again in the near future to do some additional data collection and to take additional photographs of the add-on structures as well as the original Tesla building.

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