Imposing Communist-Era Television Tower Transformed Into a Unique Hotel in Prague

October 30, 2016 by  
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Visitors to the hotel can also get a different perspective of the city from the observatory located at the tip of the tower. For food and other culinary delights, the  Oblaca restaurant  is located one floor down. And for added luxury, the hotel will prepare a festive decorated table for a private dinner or lunch of up to 16 guests, which can also include a private waiter and sommelier. Related: Prague’s Luscious MOODs Hotel Melds Sustainable Materials With Superior Comfort The only thing that might justify the $900 per night price tag, is a glass-walled bathroom that lets you relax in style and peer out over the city skyline from your secluded hideaway. While it would certainly make for a unique experience, the room itself doesn’t have any other standout features – unless you include the option to convert it into your very own private conference room, in which case there’s that. Originally constructed in the 1980s, the tower consists of three concrete pillars with a metallic finish, and has nine different ‘pods’ scattered across it’s surface. The television tower still houses transmission equipment, which was supposedly used to jam communications from the west during the country’s communist occupation. Related: Mobile Bicycle Sauna Dedicated to Prague Cyclists Who Want to Relax Criticism of the building’s appearance was strictly prohibited during its earliest days, but in an attempt to try and improve the building’s public image at the turn of the century, Czech artist  David ?erný  was invited to infuse the tower with some public art. He settled on giant metallic babies crawling up and down the side of antennae; they were removed at one point, but after enormous public outcry, they were quickly reinstated. Via Gizmodo Images by One Room Hotel

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Imposing Communist-Era Television Tower Offers a Unique Hotel Destination in Prague

March 26, 2014 by  
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Artist Flips Czech Government a Giant Paper Bird

November 1, 2013 by  
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Czech artist David Cerny has created a giant middle finger sculpture aimed right at the government buildings of Prague. Cerny’s oversized purple hand sculpture floats in the Vltava River, and is a shot at President Milos Zeman for his support of the Communist party. The artist wanted to drive his point across by making his work larger than life, ensuring that everyone would be able to see the politically-driven purple hand, even from afar. Read the rest of Artist Flips Czech Government a Giant Paper Bird Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Anti-Communism , Czech government , David Cerny , eco design , green design , middle finger sculpture , sustainable design        

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Colossal Retrofitted London Double-Decker Bus Does Push-Ups for the London Games!

July 23, 2012 by  
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No, your eyes are not deceiving you – in one of the craziest recycled art installations we’ve ever seen, Czech artist David Cerny has turned a red London double-decker bus from the 1950s into a mechanical sculpture that can do push-ups for the kickoff of the 2012 London Games ! To transform a traditional double-decker bus into this eye-popping sculpture with moving arms, Cerna started with a 1957 bus that he bought from a previous owner in the Netherlands. He then installed electric engines to power the large red arms attached to the front of the bus, which give the six-ton bus the ability to move up and down, simulating a push-up. Hit the jump to see a video of the colossal sculpture in action! Read the rest of Colossal Retrofitted London Double-Decker Bus Does Push-Ups for the London Games! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bus , Czech Olympic headquarters , David Cerny , London , london double decker bus , London Games , Mechanical Double-Decker Bus , olympics

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