The Iconic Kuwait Towers

The Iconic Kuwait Towers The Iconic Kuwait Towers
Copyright by: harish unnikrishnan, Kuwait
made for the book: One Minute on Earth 2015 - 10th October - 10:10:10 am (UK time)
My time was 12:10. One week ago the temperatures were averaging around 43C. But today it was a cool 35C. It was sunny and bright with a cloudless sky.

The Kuwait Towers, designed by a Danish architect, are a group of three towers in Kuwait City, standing on a promontory into the Arabian Gulf. They were officially inaugurated in March 1979 and are rated as a landmark and symbol of modern Kuwait.

The main tower is 187 metres (613.5 ft) high and carries two spheres. The lower sphere holds in its bottom half a water tank of 4,500 cubic metres and in its upper half there is a restaurant that accommodates 90 people, a café, a lounge and a reception hall. The upper sphere, which rises to 123 metres above sea level and completes a full turn every 30 minutes, holds a café. The second tower is 147 metres high and serves as a water tower. The third tower houses equipment to illuminate the two larger towers. The towers holds 9,000 cubic metres of water altogether.

Approximately 41,000 enameled steel discs cover the three spheres in eight shades of blue, green and gray, recalling the tiled domes of historic mosques. The discs are arranged in spiral patterns around the spheres. According to the architect, the Kuwait Tower group refers to ideals of humanity and technology, symbolized by the globe and the rocket.

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The Iconic Kuwait Towers
The Iconic Kuwait Towers
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Camera : Nikon D800
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Copyright : harish unnikrishnan
Taken : October 10, 2015, 12:10 pm
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Category : City and Architecture
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