Monday, February 28, 2011

Video: Kuwait Towers Lit Up Our Sky

This post may come as old news to my Kuwait and GCC readers. However, I felt it would be nice to share it with the rest of my readers who come from over 130 countries around the world. The past couple of days, Kuwait was celebrating its 50th National Day and 20th Liberation day. And as part of the celebration, a mega fireworks, lights, and laser show took place at Kuwait Towers, one of Kuwait's main tourist attractions and something that I have been always proud of (hence my header) and always wished that it was managed and utilized differently, like open up a Gordon Ramsay restaurant with a 360 degrees view of the city.  Anyhow, the show was so spectacular, I don't think I'll ever forget how the towers lit up the sky that night. 

I have found this nice video clip on YouTube by cajieb which is basically a compilation of 603 unedited pictures that cajieb took within a duration of around 40 minutes during the fireworks display at Kuwait Towers.

It is worth mentioning that the towers were designed by a Swedish company and executed by a Yugoslav company. They were built in 1975 and inaugurated in 1979.  The plates that cover the balls are fifty five thousand in number. They are made of Chinese steel painted in eight different colors.

1 comment:

The AbsoluteMan said...

Wow ! I heard from friends and family that the fireworks were wonderful but I didn't realize how amazing ! Thank you for sharing :-)


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