Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The Kuwait Towers

One of the most distinct architectural expressions in the Middle East. Designed by a Swedish architectural firm and opened in 1979, the largest of the three towers rises to a height of 187m, and house a two-level revolving observation deck, gift shop and café.

The lower globe on the largest tower stores around one million gallons of water.

The middle tower is also used for water storage, while the smallest tower is used to light up the other two. The design is excellent, being both very modern and very Arabic at the same time.

From a set of 19(!) stamps: 50Th anniversary of Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic development.


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