GALLERY: The Tallest Tower in the Czech Republic Marks 35 Anniversary

On November 24, 1985, the construction of the Žižkov Tower began.

The project was created under the leadership of the architect Václav Aulický and the structural designer Jiří Kozák in 1984; the foundation stone of the Žižkov tower was laid one year later. And although the aesthetic consideration was not important to the contracting authority at all at that time, the team around Aulický took a long time over the project and designed the object suggestive of a rocket ready to start.

The tower stands 216 meters high, altitude of the observatory is 93 m, the hotel room altitude is 70 m, restaurant’s altitude is 66 m, with a capacity of 180 people. 

It weighs 11,800 tons and is also used as a meteorological observatory. It is a member of the World Federation of Great Towers.

In 2000, ten fiberglass sculptures by Czech artist David Černý called “Miminka” (Babies), crawling up and down were attached to the tower’s pillars.

 

Photo: Městská část Praha 3 & České Radiokomunikace / CRA

 

Photo: Městská část Praha 3 & České Radiokomunikace / CRA
Photo: Městská část Praha 3 & České Radiokomunikace / CRA
Photo: Městská část Praha 3 & České Radiokomunikace / CRA
Photo: Městská část Praha 3 & České Radiokomunikace / CRA

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