Kuwait Towers

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Kuwait Towers

 

The Kuwait Towers is situated in the Sharq area on the Arabian Gulf. It is one of Kuwait’s main attractions among visitors.

Designed by a company from Sweden, the Kuwait Towers was built by a company from Yugoslav. Construction on the towers began in 1975 and they were opened to the public in 1979. 50 thousand plates made of steel from China painted in 8 different hues cover the balls.

The Kuwait Towers are considered a cultural icon in the country, proof of how a comparatively small country can accomplish great things. The towers stand out among other great architectural accomplishments in the Middle East or even anywhere in the world. Although there are three towers

and three spheres, they are not all used for storing things.

Over a hundred meters in height, the first tower holds up a sphere that holds water.

The 2nd tower is even taller, almost 200 meters in height. This one carries a cafeteria and restaurant. The third one has no spheres since its purpose is for lighting. All 3 towers store about four thousand five hundred cubic meters of water that then flow into the residential and commercial sectors of the city of Kuwait city. The excellence of the design rests on the fact that it is both very contemporary as well as unmistakably Arabic.