The Ještěd Tower is a hyperboloid-shaped tower located at the top of the Ještěd mountain in the Czech Republic. Construction of the Ještěd tower began in the early 1960s on the summit of Ještěd mountain, the highest peak of the Ještěd-Kozákov mountain ridge.
The tower was designed by Czech architect Karel Hubáček. His modern design for the tower extended the natural silhouette of the mountain and offered visitors views of Poland, Germany, and the nearby city of Liberec. Due to the structure’s experimental qualities and features, it was declared a cultural monument in 1998 and in 1969 it won Hubáček the Perret Prize from the International Union of Architects. To this day, Ještěd Tower remains one of, if not Hubáček’s most famous work.
Ještěd tower has become a very popular attraction in the city of Liberec and an excellent place to enjoy views of much of Bohemia. The futuristic tower’s lower sections contain a hotel and a tower restaurant and can be accessed both by road and by cable car. The Ještěd Tower has become such a landmark of Liberec that the silhouette of the tower is featured on the emblem of the Technical University of Liberec.
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