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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.
Above: Tesla's Idea how to light up the ocean with high frequency electricity being transmitted through the Ionosphere.
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.
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)
United States Governor's Proclamations, Proclaiming in their States July 10th, "Nikola Tesla Day"
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)
US Congressional Records
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. George W. Gekas of Pennsylvania ( Page 1 )
Hon. George J. Hochbrueckner of New York ( Page 1 )
Hon. Eliot L. Engel of New York ( Page 1 )
United States Senator Mark O. Hatfield, June 21, 1984 ( Page 1 )