After decades in the iron grip of the Soviet Union, Prague has emerged as a vibrant Western city, as diverse a metropolis as you could hope to find in Europe. The city's mediaeval nucleus remains unscathed but new buildings have taken their place alongside the Baroque, the Gothic and the Art-Nouveau. The Dancing House, built in the 1990s, is one example: a representation of Fred and Ginger fashioned in metal, concrete and glass. And then there’s the Žižkov Television Tower, a construction finished 20 years ago that reaches high into the heavens.
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