The Zizkov Television Tower
The Zizkov Television Tower at 216 meters is the highest structure in the city of Prague. Built between 1985 and 1992, started by the Communists, the tower was once resented by local inhabitants, as the megalomaniac tower forever changed the skyline of Prague and also destroyed part of a centuries old Jewish cemetery where the foundations of the tower are located. The reputation among Czechs has changed over time due to a strange art installation in 2000 from the famous Czech artist David Cerny. The tower still stands out like a sore thumb in the skyline of Prague, but now there are ten giant bronze babies with air vents for faces crawling up the massive tower. It is now anything but ugly, it is just plain strange, magical, disturbing and even down right creepy, and a must see! The tower is now a unique tourist attraction in Prague thanks to the artsy installation by David Cerny. The tower offers wonderful views of the city of Prague and a restaurant as well.
Mahlerovy sady 1, Praha 3 – Žižkov, +420 267 005 778, www.tower.cz