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Hyperboloid Structures

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1963 – 1968

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Mixed Use

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Liberec
Czech Republic

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Article last edited by Maria Thuroczy on
April 16th, 2014

Ještěd Tower Change this

Liberec, Czech Republic
by Karel Hubáček Change this
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Ještěd Tower is a 94 metre-tall tower used to transmit television signal built on the top of Ještěd mountain near Liberec in the Czech Republic.

Ještěd Tower is a reinforced concrete construction with a hyperboloid shape, built between 1963 and 1968. The tower's architect was Karel Hubáček. The shape was chosen since it naturally extends the silhouette of the hill and moreover well resists the extreme climate conditions on the top of the hill. In the Tower's lowest sections it contains a hotel and a tower restaurant. It serves as a dominant attraction in the city and as a place to oversee much of Bohemia and parts of Poland and Germany.

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