Fire Engulfs Historic Tesla Science Center in Shoreham, New York


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SHOREHAM, NY — A fire has erupted at the historic Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe, a significant site in the legacy of inventor Nikola Tesla. The fire, which has drawn a vast response from multiple fire departments, poses a severe threat to this landmark of scientific heritage.

The Tesla Science Center, a non-profit organization, stands on the grounds of the original Wardenclyffe facility, initiated by Tesla in 1901. This site was a testament to Tesla’s revolutionary vision of a global wireless communication and power transfer system. It once featured a brick laboratory and a 187-foot wooden tower, embodying Tesla’s ambitious dream.

In his own words, Tesla envisioned a world transformed by this technology. He imagined a future where instructions could be instantly transmitted across continents, where music, speeches, and images could be wirelessly conveyed, and, most significantly, where power could be transmitted without wires on a scale that could change the world.

This vision made the Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe more than just a building; it was a symbol of innovation and audacity. The center’s mission has been to restore this historic site and establish a museum and science center to honor Tesla’s contributions and inspire future generations.

As the fire continues, the center’s team, along with first responders, is working tirelessly to control the blaze. The safety of everyone involved remains the top priority. The center has expressed profound gratitude to the firefighters and first responders for their courageous efforts.

The loss faced by the community and the world of science is immeasurable. The center has been a beacon of Tesla’s spirit, representing the limitless potential of human ingenuity and the pursuit of knowledge.

For ongoing updates and more information on this developing story, the public is encouraged to visit The center thanks the community for its support and understanding during this challenging time, reaffirming its commitment to preserving Tesla’s legacy and continuing its mission.


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