National Monument in Vítkov

VítkovThe national monument in Vítkov was built during 1929-1932 in Prague – Vítkov. It was built in memory of Czech Legions and Czech military resistance in times of the World War I.

Its purpose was to honour all who fought so that Czechoslovak Republic could be created. In June 2007, it was announced that the monument will be used by the National Museum in Prague to exhibit the history of the Czech and Slovak statehood, and its opening was scheduled to 28th February, 2009.

After a three-year reconstruction, two lifts has been installed.

VítkovThese lifts could serve for many floors, but they server only for three. The design complied with the design proposed by its designer as much as possible. His main concerns were mainly about the materials as the building was build and designed according to functionalism. Both lifts use standard lift technology, cables and a traction engine in the shaft.

Lift Cabin

The first lift cabin is all-metal, made of a stainless steel. A special bottom view light was installed together with a half-glass fronted shaft door. The shaft is concrete. In the top station, there is a steel frame with a safety glass. The engine is in the upper part of the steel frame.

The other lift cabin is made covered with a veneer plates. Metal parts are made of brass and the lighting is the same as in the first lift cabin. The door is made of a burnished brass. The shaft is concrete and partly brick with the engine in the back part. This lift goes up to the top part of the building to a terrace with a view of the whole Prague.