Tesla's Tower of Power.

150_wardenclyffe_tower.jpgInventor Nikola Tesla had a dream: to build a tower to harness the electricity of the atmosphere, control the weather, and conduct long-distance wireless communications. Construction of the 187-foot-tall Wardenclyffe Tower in Shoreham, New York was started in 1901, with an investment by J.P. Morgan, but the project was never completed. 20th century technology may have been quite different if Tesla's dream hadn't run into so many financial problems. Read the entire story at Damn Interesting. Link

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At least he's not forgotten in Croatia, where a new museum in his honor opened last fall at his modest little birthplace in a rural area near Gospic, in the country formerly known as Yugoslavia: http://www.croatiareport.com/teslamuzej.html
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