Commemorative Plaque added to Tesla's Room at New Yorker Hotel

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Since my previous visit to New York City when I spent two nights in Tesla's room, The New Yorker Hotel has added a commemorative plaque on the door of room 3327 where Tesla lived the final years of his life from 1933 to 1943. I recently traveled to New York City for work and stopped by to see the new plaque, which reads:

The Nikola Tesla Room
The great inventor Nikola Tesla occupied this room from 1933 to 1943. He invented the system of AC electrical power that is used throughout the world today, include the generator, motor and method of transmission. He also holds the patent for wireless communication. Perhaps his most famous project is the electrical powerplant at Niagara Falls, NY.


The new plaque joins another plaque previously added on the outside of the hotel which was created by the Yugoslav-American Bicentennial Committee in 1977 and finally installed in 2001. The original plaque reads:

Here died, on January 7, 1943, at the age of 87, the great Yugoslav-American scientist-inventor, Nikola Tesla, whose discoveries in the field of alternating electric current advanced the United States and the rest of the world into the modern industrial era.

You can see photos of the plaques, the hotel, room interior and views from the room in the New Yorker Hotel - Tesla Room Photo Gallery. You may also see a video from my previous visit to the room on the Tesla Universe YouTube Channel.

Thank you to The New Yorker Hotel and the hotel's operations manager, Mr. Joe Kinney, for honoring the memory of Nikola Tesla.

Cameron B. Prince
Tesla Universe Webmaster

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