Until recently, the highest point a person could reach in Ostrava was at the lookout platform at the New City Hall
. However, since May of 2015, this is no longer true. Visitors can now ascend to even higher elevations at a lookout created through an addition to the blast furnace in Dolní Vítkovice.
A café, forged from glass and metal, was opened with a lookout platform literally perched atop the former industrial behemoth. Since the lookout was christened by superstar athlete Usain Bolt, a regular participant in the Zlatá tretra track meet in Ostrava, the venue carries the name of this sprinter: The Bolt Tower. It is also a great play on words because its spiralled shape is reminiscent of a hardware bolt.
The lookout platform offers breathtaking bird's-eye views of the Dolní Vítkovice
complex. The view encompasses all of Ostrava, and in good visibility, one can even see as far as the Beskydy Mountains.