The creator of The Oatmeal starts campaign to save Wardenclyffe Tesla Tower
One of the historical projects of Nikola Tesla is in danger of becoming a commercial center, the famous Wardenclyffe tower, also inventor’s laboratory, was put on sale for $1.6 million. Matthew Inman, creator of the popular webcomic The Oatmeal, ask for help from the community on the Internet to save the iconic enclave and turn it into a museum .
Wardenclyffe Tower, also known as the Tesla Tower, was a symbolic milestone and the last great work of Nikola Tesla in scientific research. Its construction was intended to change the world because it was a telecommunications antenna tower pioneer, designed for transatlantic commercial telephone, radio broadcasting and demonstration of wireless power transmission connectors between 1901 and 1917.
Although the central facilities did not become fully operational and the project was never completed due to financial problems, Tesla was able to implement it on several occasions with great success. He was finally attacked and partly demolished after the First World War.
Today that space is put on sale and was about to be bought for $1.6 million for the construction of commercial space. Inman found out the news and wanted to help the space platform defended as a historical monument.
Reddit promoted the idea and launched the campaign on IndieGoGo helps. The idea, get raise $850,000 between now and September 29. To achieve this, the state of New York offers a matching grant of $850,000 other, so that the final amount would reach the figure of 1.7 million dollars to make an effective bid on that is already active.
The campaign has currently raised nearly $270,000 in the absence of 45 days for completion. Through IndieGoGo anyone can participate with a “gift” from a minimum of $25, in which case, as we expand the help, get a number of awards for our contribution.
The proposal is worth it, save some of the historical technological monuments of our time, safeguard the memory of Tesla holding a museum in his name.Tags: Nikola Tesla, Wardenclyffe Tower