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Also known as the ?World?s Largest Light Bulb?, the Thomas Edison Memorial Tower was the second tower built at Menlo Park (also known as the Edison State Park) to mark the spot where the first incandescent lamp was lighted. Designed and erected in 1937 by Francois Massena and Alfred F. DuPont, they picked the Art Deco style for the tower?s body that narrows up to the humongous Pyrex glass replica of Thomas Edison?s first light bulb. The tower stands at a total of 134 feet and 10 inches, while the bulb itself is 13 feet and 8 inches high. A small museum is located nearby and there you will meet Jack Stanley, the curator who will lead you through Edison?s inventions. The museum is open for the public from Thursday to Saturday at 10am to 4pm. Admission is free but donations are also accepted.

As of the moment, the Thomas Edison Center at Menlo Park is being renovated and is expected to resume operations in the Spring of 2011.
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