Tower sights in Kuwait City
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Not to be confused with the distinctive Kuwait Towers, Liberation Tower in the city centre is the tallest building in the city, and at a height of 372m claims to be the fifth-tallest communications tower in the world. Started before the invasion, the tower took its new name when it was completed in 1993.
Kuwait's most famous landmark, the Kuwait Towers, with their distinctive green 'sequins', are worth a visit for the prospect of sea and city that they afford. 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. A collection of photographs show how the so-called 'barbarian invaders' tried to destroy the symbol of Kuwait during the Iraqi invasion.