Controversial “blob” library appears doomed

11-12-2008

A controversial “blob” design for a new national library to be housed in Prague’s Letná appears all but doomed as an attempt by a Prague councilor to persuade the city’s leadership to support the project failed. The European Democrat councilor, Jiří Witzany used the final window of appeal to attempt to overturn a decision by the Prague municipal council, not to support the project by denying it planning permission. Members of the governing Civic Democrat council have been fiercely opposed to the library, in a saga that has dragged on for more than a year. Following the failed appeal, Mr Witzany conceded that the entire project appears doomed.