The building of the Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes has been dilapidated for several years, Prague 3 has a new use for the place iROZHLAS
“There was a meeting at the Ministry of Finance, so far it was the first round where we introduced what we would like to do with the building. But we did not receive any specific promise, “describes the mayor of Prague 3 Jiří Ptáček from TOP 09.
Prague 3 is interested in the seat of the Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes, of which there was only a torso. Listen to Jaroslav Hroch’s report at what stage the negotiations are
The city district would use the place for the development of the sports complex. “Viktoria Žižkov Stadium was built in the 1950s, today there is a requirement that there be a sufficient number of toilets, warm-up rooms, an infirmary for guests, for the hosts,” adds the mayor.
The institute is looking for a seat
Žižkov City Hall has tried to meet at the ministry in the past, but without success. But last year’s elections and the new government helped. At the same time, the new head of the Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes – historian Ladislav Kudrna – came.
But he refused the request for an interview. He wrote in an email that he could not officially comment on the building while negotiations were underway at the Ministry of Finance.
However, the chairman of the institute’s council, Eduard Stehlík, told the senators that the new headquarters in Petschkov Palace on Politických vězňů Street, where the Gestapo torture chamber was located during World War II, would be ideal. The reconstruction of the building in Žižkov is no longer expected.
Negotiations are just beginning. The Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes has already paid 60 million crowns for the failed reconstruction and conservation of the building. Listen to the whole report.
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