1989 – Revolution
After the general strike, in which almost all residents were involved, the Communist Party announced on the 27th of November a decrease in political power and the decision to give up their monopoly on power. After that, on the 29th of December Vaclav Havel was elected as President. In June 1990, the first democratic elections were held since 1946. In 1993, the country peacefully split into two independent states – the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
Construction and refurbishment
The TV Tower in Žižkov was built between 1985 and 1992 according to the design of Ing. Arch.Václav Aulický and Dr. Ing. Jiří Kozák. Despite critical reactions of local residents who pointed to the contrast of high-tech architecture and the historic neighborhood of Zizkov, the tower was completed. Today, the tower is recognised as a dominant feature of The Prague panorama.
In the years of 2011-2012 the tower undertook a complete refurbishment of its interior. A team of renowned Czech architects and artists were assigned to design the new space and create an interactive environment. The TV Tower was renamed the TOWER PARK PRAHA.
The television transmitter tower is from a technical point of view very unique – the Tower oscillations are eliminated with special pendulums inside the structure, which consists of 3 cylindrical steel tubes and 9 cabins. In these tubes there are situated three cabins, the first at a height of 66 meters, the next one is the Observation cabin at a height of 93 meters and the highest located is the broadcast technology cabin. The base of the building is located at a depth of 15 meters below the surface. The tubes of the tower reach a height of 134 meters.