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Iconic Kuwait Towers re-opens after 3-year refurbishment

It is the second time the tourist attraction was closed after it sustained $6.8m worth of damage during the 1990 Iraq invasion

Iconic Kuwait Towers re-opens after 3-year refurbishment
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The landmark Kuwait Towers have reopened in the Gulf state’s capital after they were closed for nearly three years for refurbishment, Kuwait Times has reported.

The three iconic structures, two of them with spheres that house a viewing deck and restaurants, were built in the 1970s to replace water tanks in the old city area but have become a distinct tourist attraction.

Standing up to 187 metres tall, the towers were severely damaged during the Iraqi invasion in 1990. They were closed to repair about KD2 million ($6.8m) worth of damage but it reopened at the end of 1992.

It was then closed in 2012 to undergo refurbishments, of which the value has not been publicly revealed.

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