Žižkov TV Tower rated second ugliest building in the world in online poll

The Žižkov Television Tower, the tallest structure in Prague, has come in second place in an online poll ranking the ugliest buildings in the world. The poll was conducted by the website VirtualTourist.com. According to the patrons of the popular website, the only uglier building on the planet is the Morris A. Mechanic Theatre in Baltimore, USA. The 216-metre tower, which is often compared to a rocket launch pad, has stirred controversy since its completion in 1992. In the year 2000 a number of enormous black babies created by the artist David Černý were added to the building’s façade as a temporary art project and were later kept by popular demand.