external image University_of_Oregon_admin_building_1920.jpgFictional location

Name: Rochester Wardenclyffe Telecommunications Information Center

Category: [store/factory/school etc.] Public work

Size: ~1/2 acre in full, building is ~10m * ~10m, two stories

Condition: Well-kept, not fancy


Map Location: Central Ave

Description (ca. 1921):

The Rochester Wardenclyffe Telecommunications Information Center (RWTIC) is the Rochester location of the Wardenclyffe Outreach Campaign being conducted by the Westinghouse Co. to spread the word of Nikola Tesla's Wardenclyffe project. It was established in 1919 in what used to be an administrations building in the late 1800s, before its foreclosure and renovation into the current Center. The RWTIC is frequented by RAMI and University of Rochester students, some of whom may obtain internships at the center. The goal of the RWTIC is to provide information to help prepare for the far-reaching effects that the Wardenclyffe Tower in NYC will have, on both a technological and social level. As the Tower will allow for the wireless transmission of text, images, and even motion pictures, should it be completed, it will have profound consequences on society, most noticeably in major population centers like Rochester, so some amount of preparation for this possible reality is required.

On its first floor, the Center is staffed by administrators and officials from Westinghouse Co. and certain Rochester organizations. Its second floor is more of a lab, with little real experimentation but plenty of demonstrations taking place for investors and wide-eyed citizens.