Ricky Marek

[089] Tančící dům - The Dancing House - Ginger and Fred (II)

The site of Gehry's Dancing House was originally occupied by a house in the Neo-renaissance style from the end of the 19th century. That house was destroyed during bombing in 1945. The neighboring house (with a small globe on the roof) was co-owned by Czech ex-president Vaclav Havel, who lived there from his childhood until the mid-1990s. He ordered the first architectural study from Vlado Milunic. Milunic first asked Frank Gehry, who and he accepted the challenge. Gehry had an almost unlimited budget in order to create an icon in Prague. The construction started in 1994 and the house was finished in 1996.

This is the 8th photo from the Praha Series, you are invited to look on the other ones as well:

- Tančící dům - The Dancing House - Ginger and Fred (I).
- Reflection of the Past (Národní & Spálená street, Prague.
- Katedrála svatého Víta PHDR (3x3x3)
- The Pražský hrad Planet.
- Sous-chef at work. - Malá Strana, Praha,
- Staroměstská radnice,
- Planet Staroměstská radnice

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