City Tower - Prague (Czech Republic)
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N 50° 03.034 E 014° 26.170
33U E 459634 N 5544405
Quick Description: City Tower in Prague' disctrict Pankrác, the second tallest building in the Czech Republic, was radically reconstructed and redesigned by Richard Meier during years 2005–2008.
Location: Hlavní město Praha, Czechia
Date Posted: 10/7/2013 3:40:51 AM
Waymark Code: WMJ7M1
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member razalas
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Long Description:

City Tower in Prague' disctrict Pankrác, the second tallest building in the Czech Republic, was radically reconstructed and redesigned by Richard Meier during years 2005–2008.

Construction started in 1985 and the building was designated as a headquarters of Ceskoslovenský rozhlas (now Ceský rozhlas; a Czech public radio broadcaster). In 1993 the building was nearly completed, but appeared to be oversized for Ceský rozhlas, technically obsolete and full of dangerous asbestos. The building was sold in 1999 to the company ECM for just 285 million CZK.

After a long planning process and legislative planning steps the radical reconstruction of the building, designed by Richard Meier, started in 2005 and finished in 2008. The first tenants started to move into the building at the beginning of 2008.The largest renter is Raiffeisenbank, which occupies 10 floors of the building with about 1200 employees. In 2009 ECM sold City Tower for €130 millions to unknown investor (according speculations it is Slovak investor). [excerpted from wiki]

Architect: Richard Meier

Prize received: Pritzker Architecture Prize

In what year: 1984

Website about the Architect: [Web Link]

Website about the building: [Web Link]

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