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In 1901-02, Tesla built a brick laboratory building designed by  architect Stanford White and a 187-foot high Wardenclyffe Tower to send messages across the Atlantic using the earth’s atmosphere as a means to conduct the signal.  Construction was slowed due to financing and before he could complete the site Guiliamo Marconi transmitted a trans-Atlantic radio signal in December 1901.  The financier JP Morgan then pulled his financing and Tesla, deeply in debt, ultimately filed for bankruptcy.

Thaler Reilly Wilson Architecture & Preservation was hired to complete a Historic Structure Report which will document the history of the site, evaluate the existing conditions of the laboratory, tower foundations and selected additional structures, and make recommendations as to how the site should be restored and how it may best function as a museum to the father of modern electricity.

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