Hang Tight

The tallest free-standing structure in the Czech Republic is a 305-meter chimney built in 1977 at the Chvaletice power plant. 90 km downwind from Prague, the plant burns lignite, a locally mined, volatile soft brown coal considered to be the most harmful to human health. In October of 2016, Greenpeace activists occupied one of the four cooling towers for three days and caused significant damage to the outer structure by drilling over 100 holes to hang two large protest banners.

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