The Central Dispatch Center of the Public Transit Company
The Central Dispatch Center of the Public Transit Company was built simultaneously with the launch of the Metro Line C. The construction required the demolition of six residential buildings, which were replaced by a trio of interconnected blocks. While the architecturally well-conceived facade made of brutishly shaped black metal elements couldn’t fully compensate for the enormous size of the entire structure, it received criticism even at its grand opening. Although the building doesn’t appear overly massive when viewed from the street, it is hard to overlook from a distance. The most striking feature is the enormous black tower housing the control centers of Prague’s transportation system. Various floors house dispatching hubs not only for the metro, trams, and buses but also for the traffic police headquarters and tunnel traffic management.