the engineer’s club (former)

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the engineer's club (former)
32 west 40th st
new york, new york 10018

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On the exterior of the Bryant Park Place building, there is a commemorative plaque for the former location of The Engineer's Club. Nikola Tesla was a member of this club, and is mentioned in the same line as Thomas Edison, Charles Lindbergh, and H.H. Westinghouse.

It was in the Engineers Club that Tesla had the formal dinner reception preceding the ceremony where he received the Edison Medal on May 18, 1917. It must have been quite ironic for Tesla to be given an award named for a man who had lied to and cheated him...