The pedestal stayed and now a giant metronome stands in its place. The metronome was designed by Vratislav Novak. Novak was born in Prague in 1942 and died in 2014. He was a metal artist and designed and constructed the Prague Metronome in 1991 for a reminder of people’s struggle of communism. He became famous for mainly his mobile metal sculpture at the end of the 1960s. In the 1980s, he started making larger objects like steal cars. Since the 1990s, he developed kinetic sculptures. The Prague Metronome maybe the most famous Novak product. He also made jewelries.
The Prague Metronome is 23 meters (75 feet) tall and supposed to be functioning; however, the e-bike tour guide, Gary told us that the metronome stopped moving in the last week of June. It was still malfunctioned as of July 8. The site is a meeting place and skate board park for young people, and Letna Park is most famous for the scenic view overlooking Prague and beer garden.