The Kuwait water towers, Kuwait
Kuwaiti water towers, Kuwait.
In 1965, the government of Kuwait commissioned a Swedish engineering company to develop and implement a plan for a modern water-supply system for Kuwait City. The company built five groups of water towers, 31 in total, designed by its chief architect Sune LindstrA¶m, called 'the mushroom towers'.
This group of towers was given the name 'Kuwait Towers' which translates to Arabic as Abraj Al-Kuwait, and since its opening in February 1977, has been regarded as a symbol of national identity.
In 2014 the group of these water towers including the famous Kuwait towers, that were added later, were submitted to Unesco to be listed on the Unesco world heritage list. At the moment they are still on the tentative list.
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Kuwait, Kuwait City, Salmiya, Arabian Gulf and City skyline looking towards Al Hamra
Kuwait, Kuwait City, Salmiya, Arabian Gulf and City skyline looking towards Al Hamra Tower
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Kuwait, Kuwait City, Kuwait Towers along small beach
Kuwait, Kuwait City, Kuwait Towers. The group of three, reinforced concrete towers rise up to 123 meters above sea level and hold 9, 000 cubic meters of water.
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