Since 2000, the babies have become a characteristic part of the tower, namely ten giant babies climbing the tower up and down.The fiberglass sculptures called Miminka (Babies) were originally placed there only temporarily, but they became so popular that they were permanently installed on the tower. To take a closer look at the babies, you can find three of them in Prague’s Kampa Park, with the only difference being that the material used is bronze.
The Babies are the work of the internationally acclaimed Czech artist David Černý, who is known for his provocative and controversial pieces of art. Among his well known works include Entropa, which was placed on the building of the EU Council headquarters in 2009 when the Czech Republic chaired the Council of the European Union. This sculpture shows the controversial European Union member states through national stereotypes – for example Sweden is displayed as an Ikea style box-style, which contains a Gripen type of fighter aircraft, Romania is displayed as Dracula’s Castle, and France is covered with a STRIKE sign…. According to the author this was to find out if Europe is able to laugh at itself. Today Entropa is exposed in the Pilsen Techmania Science Center.