Dancing House
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Torgut
N 50° 04.534 E 014° 24.838
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Quick Description: Built on a spot left vacant by a WWII bomb, the Dancing House was designed by Croatian-Czech architect Vlado Milunic in co-operation with Canadian architect Frank Gehry.
Location: Hlavní město Praha, Czechia
Date Posted: 12/1/2010 8:50:31 AM
Waymark Code: WMA8AN
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Mark1962
Views: 205

Long Description:
The very non-traditional design was controversial at the time. Czech president Václav Havel, who lived for decades next to the site, had supported it, hoping that the building would become a center of cultural activity.

Originally named Fred and Ginger (after Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers - the house resembles a pair of dancers) the house stands out among the Baroque, Gothic and Art Nouveau buildings for which Prague is famous. Others have nicknamed it "Drunk House".

On the roof is a French restaurant with views of the city. The building's other tenants include several multinational firms.
Building Address:
Rašínovo nábřeží 80
Prague, Czech Republic
120 00 Praha 2

Is it open to the general public?: yes

When was it built? (Approximate if you must.): 1/1/1996

What is the name of this building?: Dancing House

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