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Tesla Laboratory in Shoreham, Long Island will become "The Tesla Museum"

People of Shoreham, residents of all Long Island and Tesla admirers around the world are enthusiastically supporting the "Tesla Museum" in Shoreham and the designation of the Wardenclyffe Tower Site as a National Landmark.

The famous "Tesla Tower" and Tesla Laboratory was built by Nikola Tesla from 1901 to 1905, in Shoreham, Long Island. It was intended to become the first broadcasting system in the world.  The tower's purpose was also to transmit electrical energy without wires from the huge electricity reserve in Niagara Falls, and transmitted through the Ionosphere and the ground to the whole planet.  Tesla wanted to saturate the surface of the globe with electricity for global use.  The financer of the huge project was JP Morgan, who later asked how are we going to charge consumers for this electricity?  Without a clear answer to this question, Morgan discontinued financial support for Wardenclyffe Tower.

A commemorative plaque on Tesla's Laboratory still stands and reads:



Tesla Tower in Shoreham Long Island (1901 - 1917) meant to be the "World Wireless" Broadcasting system

Above: The Famous Tesla Tower erected in Shoreham, Long Island, New York was 187 feet high, the spherical top was 68 feet in diameter.  The Tower, which was to be used by Nikola Tesla is his "World Wireless" was never finished.

Above: Wardenclyffe Tower, Tesla's Idea about electrical control of rain falls.  From the book "Tesla" by Dr. Branimir Jovanovic.

Above: Tesla's Idea how to light up the ocean with high frequency electricity being transmitted thought the Ionosphere.  From the book "Tesla" by Dr. Branimir Jovanovic.

Above: Photograph of a model of Tesla Tower in action, shows how the Tower would have looked if it was completed.

Above: The tragedy of Tesla in Wardenclyffe, the tower was dismantled on July 4, 1917.  It was dynamited and razed by the mortgage holder, the proprietor of the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel.


Above: Group Photo from a visit to Tesla Tower, June 10, 1990 demanding the proclamation of Wardenclyffe Tower Site as a National landmark.  From left to right: Melvin Drossman, Boris Mardesic (with sun glasses), Peggy McKinnon Clark, Dr. Dushan Kosovic, Dr. Mariza Pezzulic, Dr. Ljubo Vujovic (organizer of the meeting), Slavka Bulajic, Mrs. Hochbruckner, Aleksander Shah, Congressmen George Hochbruckner, William Terbo, Dr. David Dasic (Consul General of Yugoslavia)  and Dragoslav Pejic (Ambassador of Yugoslavia to United Nations).

A Visit to Tesla Tower (June 10, 1990)

Tesla Memorial Society of New York and The Nikola Tesla Committee organized a visit to the Tesla Tower in Shoreham, Long Island on June 10, 1990.  The famous Tesla Tower, so called Wardenclyffe Tower, was erected by Nikola Tesla on 1901 -1903 as the first broadcasting system in the world, and transmitting electrical energy without wires to the globe using the Ionosphere (the electrified upper part of the atmosphere of the earth important for transmitting radio waves around the globe).  Under the solar radiation, molecoles of the upper atmosphere are being constantly transmitted into ions.

The visit to the Tesla Tower was done with the intention to express our views that the Tesla Tower foundation be designed as a national historical site.  There are several Tesla Societies in Long Island today which are formed with the intention to build a Tesla Science Museum in Shoreham, Long Island.  Tesla's laboratory was designed by the famous American architect and Tesla's friend, Stanford White.  The laboratory is still standing in good condition.  In front of Tesla's laboratory, there is a foundation of Tesla's Wardenclyffe Tower which was an enormous structure underground connecting the Tower with the Atlantic Ocean.  J.P. Morgan, the richest and most powerful man of that time, was a financier of the Tesla Broadcasting system.  The Tower was designed as a world communications center and Nikola Tesla added to the project in that the tower would also be used for transmitting electrical energy without wires to the entire globe.  Tesla wanted to saturate the globe with electricity as a dynamo so that everyone on the surface of the globe could obtain electrical light just by sticking wires into the soil and a electrical bulb would light.  When J.P. Morgan heard about the Tesla project, he was asked: "How can we get money from the electricity which Tesla is supplying to every part of the world?"  After that Morgan cut the funds and the Tower was never finished.

Tesla wanted to bring electricity from the huge resources at Niagara Falls Power Plant and disperse it all around the globe.  What a magnificent project it was, however it was never finished.  The concept of telephone and telegraph communications, developed by Tesla on Long Island, is still the foundation of today's rapidly growing development of international and intercontinental wireless communications. 

The visit to Tesla Tower on June 10, 1990 was so successful that 10 United States  Congressmen and one Senator spoke in the American Congress about Nikola Tesla.  American Congresswomen Hon. Helen Delich Bentley had a beautiful speech about Nikola Tesla in the US Congress on July 10th 1990, celebrating the 134th birthday of Nikola Tesla. 


Photos at the Ceremony at Wardenclyffe (Tesla Tower)


Above: This document was initiated by the Tesla Memorial Society requesting a matter of historic importance to proclaim Tesla Wardenclyffe Site as a National Landmark.  It was signed by three ambassadors and three American Congressmen.

Contamination in Soil and Groundwater Around Tesla Laboratory - Cleanup Has Begun as Mandated by New York State

AGFA Photographic Company promised to donate the 16-acre site around Tesla's Laboratory for public use and for the "Tesla Museum"

Nikola Tesla Museum in Belgrade will supply items for the newly formed "Tesla Museum" in Shoreham.

Tesla Laboratory location has been identified by New York State as a Hazardous Waste Disposal Site.  New York State mandated the decontamination of the soil around Tesla's Laboratory at the expense of AGFA.

The following can be found at the Shoreham Hamlet Study, http://www.teslascience.org/pages/peerless/study.htm

A second known area of soil contamination is the site of the former Peerless Photo Plant.  This 16-acre site was used for many years for preparation of photographic emulsions.  These activities discharged wastewater into on-site recharge basins and resulted in a number of areas of environmental concern.  Contamination in soil and groundwater has been detected during investigations sponsored by the NYSDEC.  This location has been identified by New York State as a Hazardous Waste Disposal Site and has been undergoing review and investigation since 1993.  The NYSDEC is currently awaiting an environmental report prepared by AGFA, the current owner, evaluating the cleanup options for this site. The report was scheduled for completion during the spring of 2002, but was delayed following detection of contamination in the soil at greater depths than expected.  The report will be completed following additional soil testing, at which time the NYSDEC will propose fInal cleanup plans for the site.  A public comment period will be scheduled for review of these proposed actions. AGFA is now in discussions with potential buyers who would remediate and then develop the site.  The NYSDEC should ensure that the site is cleaned up to residential standards. 

Above: On-Camera interview of Dr. Ljubo Vujovic regarding the "Tesla Tower" and Tesla Laboratory site by American Television from Long Island on April 24, 2006.

United States Governor's Proclamations, Proclaiming in their States July 10th, "Nikola Tesla Day"


Governor's Proclamation of New York

Governor's Proclamation of New Jersey

Mayor's Proclamation of New York

Governor's Proclamation of Nevada

Governor's Proclamation Arizona

Governor's Proclamation of Colorado

Governor's Proclamation of New York, Mario Cuomo, Governor, Sept. 6, 1989

Governor's Proclamation of New York, Mario Cuomo, Governor, July 10, 1990

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Governor Robert P. Casey, July 10, 1989

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Governor Dick Thornburgh, Sept. 21, 1983

State of Minnesota, Governor Rudy Perpich, June 6, 1984

The City of New York, Mayor David N. Dinkins, January 16, 1993

Niagara County Legislature, Chairman Lee Simonson, January 15, 1991

Colorado Congressman Speech

Congressman's Speech 1 (July 11, 1990, Chairman of the Science, Space and Technology Committee)

Congressman's Speech 2 (July 11, 1990, Congresswoman Helen Delich Bentley)

Tesla Coil in Action by Dr. Ljubo Vujovic



US Congressional Records

July 1990

Honoring the 134th birthday of Nikola Tesla, US Congressmen's speeches:


Hon. Congresswoman Helen Delich Bentley ( Page 1 )

Hon. Robert A. Roe of New Jersey ( Page 1 )

Hon. Leon E. Panetta Dem. of California ( Page 1 | Page 2 )

Hon. George W. Gekas of Pennsylvania ( Page 1 )

Hon. George J. Hochbrueckner of New York ( Page 1 )

Senator Levin from Michigan  ( Page 1 | Page 2

Hon. Eliot L. Engel of New York ( Page 1

Hon. Joel Hefley of Colorado, June 29, 1989 ( Page 1 | Page 2 )

United States Senator Mark O. Hatfield, June 21, 1984 ( Page 1 )