Ještěd Tower

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Ještěd mountain with tower
Ještěd tower

Ještěd Tower is a 94-metre-tall tower used to transmit television signals built on the top of Ještěd mountain near Liberec in the Czech Republic.

Ještěd Tower is made of reinforced concrete shaped in a hyperboloid form, built between 1963 and 1968. The tower's architect was Karel Hubáček.[1] The shape was chosen since it naturally extends the silhouette of the hill and moreover well resists the extreme climate conditions on the top of the hill. In the Tower's lowest sections it contains a hotel and a tower restaurant. It serves as a dominant attraction in the city and as a place to oversee much of Bohemia and parts of Poland and Germany.

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  • List of towers
  • Hyperboloid structure
  • List of hyperboloid structures
  • Heinle, Erwin; "Türme aller Zeiten – aller Kulturen", Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, Stuttgart (Germany), ISBN 3-421-02931-8, 1997.

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Coordinates: 50°43′56″N 14°59′07″E / 50.73222°N 14.98528°E / 50.73222; 14.98528