Tesla Broadcast Tower 1904
Nikola Tesla's Wardenclyffe wireless station, located in Shoreham, New York, seen in 1904. The 187 foot (57 m) transmitting tower appears to rise from the building but actually stands on the ground behind it. Built by Tesla from 1901 to 1904 with backing from Wall Street banker J. P. Morgan, the experimental facility was intended to be a transatlantic radiotelegraphy station and wireless power transmitter, but was never completed. The tower was torn down in 1916 but the lab building, designed by noted New York architect Stanford White remains.