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Prague Metronome

Local name: Pražský metronom

Prague Meteor is located on the river Vltava. It was founded in 1991 at the site of the world's largest monument to Joseph Stalin, which was demolished in 1962. The building is designed to symbolize the endless time and warn of the past. New year's fireworks in Prague are regularly launched from Metronome.

In the communist times, the Mayan monument was held at the Stalin Monument. In 2003 the Prague Metronome was used to promote a referendum on Czech accession to the European Union. The pendulum moved between words yes and no. In 2009 he measured the time of the Czech presidency in the European Union.

The author of the Prague Metronome is a sculptor, professor of the Academy of Fine Arts Vratislav Karel Novák. Metronome with a pendulum is 25 m high and weighs 7 tons. The moving parts machine is stored in a tripartite pyramid. A 60 degree pendulum is balanced by two tons of ballast.


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    Nábřeží Edvarda Beneše 118 00 Prague , Czechia