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Bolt Tower in Dolní Vítkovice lights up with the national colours until December

Bolt Tower lit up with the national colours yesterday evening as a symbol of Dolní Vítkovice, Ostrava and the whole Moravian Silesian Region. On the first day of the most colourful festival in the country – Colours of Ostrava – Dolní Vítkovice symbolically lit up the tower in collaboration with the Moravian Silesian Region. To honour the 100th anniversary of the foundation of the Czechoslovak Republic, Bolt Tower will remain lit up in the colours of the ‘tricolour flag’ until December this year.

On Wednesday 18 July, the lights were switched on in a ceremony attended by the President of the Moravian Silesian Region and official architect to Dolní Vítkovice Josef Pleskot. “Dolní Vítkovice had an excellent idea and I’m very glad we jointly managed to light up the ‘queen’ – Bolt Tower  – in the national colours. It will remind us of the 100th anniversary of the foundation of the Czechoslovak Republic every night this year until December”,  said President of the Moravian Silesian Region Ivo Vondrák.

Over the past few days, mountaineers with safety harnesses modified the existing tower lighting using special plastic film in the colours of the tricolour flag. “Because of the specific shape of the superstructure of blast furnace No. 1, we had to choose vertical stripes instead of the originally intended horizontal stripes. Of course, we also consulted lighting designs with our architect Mr Pleskot”, added Director of Dolní Vítkovice Petr Koudela.

 

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