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Author Topic: Nikola Tesla's Lab Saved by Donations!  (Read 1283 times)

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Nikola Tesla's Lab Saved by Donations!
« on: August 24, 2012, 09:41:55 PM »
Donations poured in to save Nikola Tesla's lab:

http://www.activistp...e-nikola-teslas.html

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Six days ago we posted a link in our Forum to a campaign that was issued in order to raise enough money to purchase Nikola Tesla's laboratory now up for sale at Wardenclyffe. A non-profit is seeking to raise $850,000 in order to match a grant of the same amount by the State of New York to secure the $1.6 million property and keep it out of the hands of a potential real estate developer who has put in an offer that might erase the site and legacy of a genius whose inventions transformed our world.

The Guardian reported that in the first couple days of the campaign issued by comic creator of The Oatmeal, Matthew Inman, that $500,000 had been raised in the effort. The $1.6 million total price secures the land only, but the hope is to raise even more in order to build a Nikola Tesla Science Center.

Now just how cool is that? :)  :Thmbsup:

http://theoatmeal.co...blog/tesla_museum_1m

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In 9 days, we managed to raise over 1 million dollars to go towards buying back Tesla's old laboratory, and with the $850,000 matching grant from NY state this puts us at 1.85 million bucks. At its peak, the campaign was raising $27,000 per hour, crashing Indiegogo, and probably setting some kind of land speed record in awesomeness. Indiegogo put together this infographic showing some interesting data points behind the campaign.

http://www.indiegogo.com/teslamuseum

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« Last Edit: August 24, 2012, 09:47:50 PM by Renegade »

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Re: Nikola Tesla's Lab Saved by Donations!
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2012, 09:49:05 PM »

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Re: Nikola Tesla's Lab Saved by Donations!
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2012, 11:26:58 PM »
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Re: Nikola Tesla's Lab Saved by Donations!
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2012, 04:16:38 AM »