LI’s Tesla Science Center Nabs State Development Grant
Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe (TSCW) in Shoreham, NY received a $750,000 Empire State Development grant from the New York Regional Economic Development Councils Awards program.
The award is designated for use in the renovation of Wardenclyffe, the last remaining laboratory of Nikola Tesla, into three attractions: a museum honoring Tesla and his legacy; a center for education and research; and an accelerator and technologist innovation program.
TSCW was selected based on its capacity to expand economic development and employment. “The Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe will create an array of opportunities that will spur job creation and revenue through tourism, educational opportunities, and science-based entities right in the heart of Long Island’s Science Corridor,” said Rep. Lee Zeldin.
Tesla constructed a laboratory and 18-story transmitting tower in Shoreham to serve as a Radio City. He chose Long Island because its location facilitated sending clear transmissions across the Atlantic.
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