In case you’ve ever looked at the Prague skyline and wondered how and why the Žižkov Tower got there, here’s the deal. The Žižkov Tower was completed in 1992, designed by architect Václav Aulický and structural engineer Jiří Kozák. Aulický’s portfolio of work comprises mostly of post-modern, brutalist looking buildings, including the Zirkon Office Centre in Karlín, and the Česká televize (Czech Television) building in Prague 4.  It was erected by the Communist regime without a lot of debate because debates weren’t really a thing back then. The tower serves as a hotel, a restaurant, a meteorological observatory, a colocation data centre, and a radio transmitter.  The restaurant is called Oblaca and arguably has the nicest view of anywhere in theRead more.