Friday, October 17, 2008

Industrial palace in Prague burns down

The left wing of the Industrial Palace in Prague has burned down. This past October 16, the ceiling of the left wing fell down. The right wing and the central hall did not catch fire. But there is a possibility that these two spaces were also damaged because of the steel construction that held the entire palace together.

No information has been given about possible reconstruction of the industrial palace, but there is a likelihood that 2011 Prague Quadrennial would be affected. The PQ team, however, is going to continue to call for applications in February 2009.

Located in the Holesovice district of Prague, the Industrial Palace was built in the Art Deco style in 1891. It is the site of many trade fairs and exhibitions.

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