Hřib for Deník N: Prague wants to be involved in the sale of Jindřišská věža
Update: 19/11/2022 20:25
Issued by: 19/11/2022, 20:25
Prague – The management of the main wants to be involved in the sale of the listed Jindřiš tower in the center of Prague. Wrote on today’s website Diary N, to whom the outgoing mayor Zdeněk Hřib (Pirates) told him. The archbishopric of Prague offered the tower for sale for 75 million crowns. It justified the rationalization of property.
“I have already spoken with the mayor of the Prague 1 district, Terezá Radoměřská, and the municipal councilor for property, Jan Chabr (both TOP 09). They will meet to work together,” the daily Hřiba quotes.
“I really regret that the archdiocese did not offer a building of this type for direct sale to the city or district first. In particular, it is obvious that the reason for the sale is the economic disadvantage of the tower, and I assume that it will also require some investment there, so commercial buyers will be hard to find.” added Hřib.
In order for the city to start dealing with the sale, today at twitter called on representative of the ANO movement Ondřej Prokop. “I’ve been dealing with it for a long time,” Hřib.
Jindřišská věž is part of the Prague conservation area listed on the UNESCO list of cultural and natural heritage. It used to be the bell tower of the nearby church of St. Henry and St. Kunhuta. The building from the 15th century is almost 66 meters high and equipped with an elevator.
According to Deník N, Jindřišská věž has been leased for a long time by Jindřišská věž, s.r.o., which belongs to builders and entrepreneurs Martin Podzimko. The lease agreement for the property from 2000 was concluded for a certain period until the end of 2044, according to the advertisement on website archbishopric.
The intermediary of the sale is the company Center Capital. According to Deník N, its spokeswoman Barbora Hanáková stated that the details of the cooperation are part of a trade secret.
On the ten floors of the tower there is a souvenir shop, a whiskery-cafe, a gallery and a permanent exhibition. The tower is also used for cultural programs, exhibitions, author’s readings, theatrical or musical performances. Part of the restaurant on the seventh and eighth floors is the Maria bell from 1518. On the last floor there is a view of the Prague panorama.
Not even two months after the municipal elections, Prague has not established a new leadership. The Spolu coalition won the elections in Prague, with 19 mandates in the 65-member council. The second ANO has 14 representatives, the third Piráti 13 and the fourth Praha Sobě 11. Five mandates were won by the STAN movement and the sixth is the SPD with three mandates. Negotiations on a coalition began right after the elections at the end of September, so far they have been fruitless.