Water Tower near Vltava River - Prague, Czech Republic
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N 50° 04.526 E 014° 24.556
33U E 457729 N 5547185
Water Tower near Vltava River - The Šitkovská Water Tower - the view from left bank of Vltava River
Waymark Code: WM1642Q
Location: Hlavní město Praha, Czechia
Date Posted: 04/30/2022
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member ScroogieII
Views: 16

We've already done one puzzle for this tower (visit link) . That time it was from the right bank of the Vltava, this time from the left bank, or I took the picture from the Jirásek Bridge. According to the position of the weir, I should be standing more to the left. However, the public is not allowed to enter the optimal place. It's enclosed around the tower (visit link) .

"The Šitkovská Water Tower was built in 1588-1591. The construction works were led by Karel Melnický, a townsman from Prague’s New Town. The tower and the water-station, which was situated on the north side of the tower, were built with the help of a wooden crane. Beside the crane the carpenters also constructed eight water wheels to drive the machinery. Documents mention that in 1601 this water-station supplied 3/4 of New Town with water. The water-station was named after the miller, Jan Šítka, who owned the nearby mill.

The water-tower was taken out of service in 1881 and its function was taken over by a new reservoir at Karlov. The old water-tower was thoroughly reconstructed in 1883 and served its purpose until 24th May 1913.

The floor plan of the tower is 10m x 10m. The width of the wall is 2.1m in the basement and 1.15m on the top floor. From the inside, the tower is divided into 8 floors. The walls are made of rubble stone and are 35m in height. The total height of the tower is 47m including 12m of the cupola. The exterior walls are encrusted with sandstone and the interior walls were simply plastered. Bossed portals were made from the worked red marble and other decorative details from sand stone. The entrance to the basement is adorned with the New Town emblem above the door. The windows have a simple rectangular stone framing. Inside the tower features wooden joisted ceilings and the individual floors are connected with wooden stairs. Šítkovská water-tower is the least vertical tower in Prague. The deflection from the vertical is 1,15m to the south-east.

The base of the tower was reconstructed in 1995-1996 as part of extensive repairs to the Mánes building. The complete reconstruction was carried out in 2005-2008."

Source: (visit link)
Location City and Country: Prague, Czech Republic

Name of Location or Landmark: Šitkovská Water Tower

Location or Landmark website: [Web Link]

Puzzle or 3d model Manufacturer: Fine Art America

Puzzle or 3d model Manufacturer's Website: [Web Link]

Puzzle Type: Cardboard 2 dimensional

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