Thursday, February 9, 2012

An engineer in New York

Every trade has a big bronze plaque in the lobby of the Empire State Building. Awesome!
Nicola Tesla lived most of his life in New York City. He began his career there, working first for Edison and later for Westinghouse. He electrified the city when he built the hydro power plant at Niagara Falls. And he lived out his final decade at the Hotel New Yorker, at the corner of 8th Avenue and West 34th.

So when I was offered what amounted to a time share sales trip, three days at a manufacturer in rural Pennsylvania and a free morning in New York City, I couldn't refuse. An all expense paid trip for my first visit to the City? Yes, thanks.