Nikola Tesla’s Long Island laboratory is up for sale. It was where he was workong on a global system of giant towers meant to relay through the air news, stock reports and pictures, and his secret goal of free electricity for all.
A science group on Long Island wants to turn the 16-acre site into a Tesla museum and education center, and hopes to get the land donated to that end. But the owner, the Agfa Corporation, says it must sell the property to raise money in hard economic times. The company’s real estate broker says the land, listed at $1.6 million, can “be delivered fully cleared and level,” a statement that has thrown the preservationists into action.