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Tv Tower

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1990 – 1992

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Prague
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Žižkov Television Tower Change this

Prague, Czech Republic
by Václav Aulický, Jiří Kozák Change this
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The Žižkov Television Tower is a unique transmitter tower, built in Prague between 1985 and 1992. Designed by architect Václav Aulický and engineer Jiří Kozák, it stands above the city's traditional skyline. The tower is an example of high-tech architecture.

The structure consists of three concrete pillars with a metallic finish which support nine 'pods' and three decks for transmitting equipment.
Three of the pods, positioned directly beneath the decks at the top of the tower, are used for the tower's primary function and are inaccessible to the public.
The remaining six pods are open to visitors. The highest observation room is at 100 metres, providing a panoramic view over Prague. The lower pods houses a refurbished restaurant, café and bar. The tower weighs 11,800 tons and is also used as meteorological observatory.

In 2000, sculptures by Czech artist David Černý of crawling babies were temporarily attached to the tower's pillars. The sculptures were admired by many and were returned in 2001 as a permanent installation.

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