niagara falls tesla statue (u.s)

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niagara falls tesla statue (u.s)

goat island

niagara falls, new york 14303

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In the battle of the currents between Edison and Tesla, one of the crowning achievements for Tesla was the construction of the Niagara Falls power plant.

In 1893, Westinghouse Electric was hired to design a system that could generate alternating current power from the falls. Tesla was put to work on the project, utilizing a new three-phase system of alternating current (along with 13 other patents by Tesla) that allowed transfer of electricity over longer distances.

The Adams Power Plant Transformer House still stands as part of the project. On Goat Island, there is a monument to Tesla that was given to the U.S. by Yugoslavia. The statue, depicting Tesla seated while reading a book, was created in 1976 by Croatian sculptor Frane Krsinic.

Photo: mrkathika