The bollard is still the center of Prague. The main goal is to entertain people, says the mayor Prague 3 | From the region Pražská Drbna
From today, Praguers can visit the exact center of Prague. Today, the City Hall of Prague 3 had a bollard built on the playground in the Balkans, which supports the center of Prague. The project follows the designation of four Prague poles, ie the most remote places in Prague in all parts of the world. The idea comes from the heads of the director of the Institute of Planning and Development (IPR) Ondřej Boháč, who initiated the marking of the Prague poles.
The center of Prague is marked with a bollard on the playground
Ondřej Boháč and the mayor of Prague 3 Jiří Ptáček (TOP 09) spray-painted the inscription “Střed Prahy” on the bollard in Žižkov today. If people go around all four places and take pictures with them, they can pick up a badge at the IPR gatehouse. “The main goal was to entertain people. I always think that the navel of Prague is Prague 3 and now we have it calculated on a grain of sand. I really liked the project of marking the poles of Prague and Ondřej Boháč then kicked me by telling me that the center is coming to us in the Balkans, ” he said Bird.
The center of Prague is at the intersection of the lines of the Prague poles, but there were several ways to determine the center. “There are many ways to determine the center of an irregular body like Prague, but this is the intersection of the pole links. It is the only one of these ways where it is a public place. That’s why we chose him, “ he said Rich man.
The two columns are symbolically shifted
The idea to mark the farthest points of Prague arose during the lockdown. “They told us to stay as far away from people as possible, and at the same time not to cross the district line. So I decided that we would go around the most extreme body with the children. I put it on Facebook and people wrote me to bet that they were there too, so we finally marked the columns, “ said Boháč.
Like all Prague poles, they are in public places, so is the bollard, which marks the city center. It is not only the West Pole, where the farthest point of Prague extends into the airport complex, and the East Pole, where it is moved approximately 50 meters closer to the tourist route on the basis of requests from the town halls of the surrounding municipalities. The reason was that wild boars began to appear in Úvaly on the square, which, according to the locals, frightened tourists from the forest walking to the pillar marking the east pole of Prague.