New footage of Tesla’s Wardenclyffe lab reveals its drastic condition and unusual beauty. The public can view the lab’s interior in its current state in a video by The Verge titled “Quest for Nikola Tesla’s Wireless Power Technology.”

Layers of history are exposed, from the lab’s magnificent arched windows and metal beams, to the vintage fixtures of the photo processing plant that occupied Wardenclyffe for decades, to graffiti murals of the late 20th century that pay tribute to Tesla.

You’ll get an insider look at the place where Tesla experimented with wireless technology and learn about his work at Wardenclyffe:



Nikola Tesla is one of history’s most influential inventors, yet his only laboratory was in danger of demolition until the world united in a record-breaking crowdfund that became a global movement.

Learn more on our Lab Rehab page and view a gallery of videos and images capturing the journey to save and transform Wardenclyffe.


Take a visual exploration of the progress, discoveries, and challenges involved in renovating Wardenclyffe through videos:

  • Tesla’s 1200-pound chimney wellhead restored to its original 1901 spot
  • Archaeological discovery in base of chimney
  • Vandals at Wardenclyffe



Is it as bad

as it looks?

Yes, and no. As you can see, the lab interior requires extensive restoration. It’s critical that attached structures are removed first to preserve the lab’s structural integrity. There are about 140,000 square feet of delapidated, non-historic factory buildings that are in danger of collapse and must be demolished to protect the lab.

The good news is, we’re half-way there. Together we’ve already raised $10.2 million of the $20 million needed. Most were donations under $40–proof that every dollar helps!


Would you like to see more?

We’re exploring the idea of a virtual walk-through and want to know if this is something you’d like to see. Email us directly with your thoughts or let us know on social media.




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Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe (TSCW) is a 501c3 nonprofit with a mission to develop the site of Nikola Tesla’s last remaining laboratory into a transformative global science center that embraces his bold spirit of invention, provides innovative learning experiences, fosters the advancement of new technologies, and preserves his legacy in the Tesla Museum.




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