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IMG_9227 (Large) (Medium)Whenever I drive toward Kuwait City I see Liberation Tower standing tall in the far horizon, as far as I remember it always impressed me since it was the tallest structure in Kuwait City until Al Hamra Tower came along. The intriguing part that I never had the chance to get inside Liberation Tower and see how it looks on the inside or how Kuwait City looks from the top of the tower because I always heard from friends that it needs special permission to get in.

This was the case until I finally decided to try to get to the top of Liberation Tower so I headed to the tower yesterday in the afternoon but they said the management isn’t there and that I should pass by in the early morning. So on the following day which happens to be yesterday I went to tower again and met with the management, I didn’t know what to say or how to explain the purpose of my visit but I went ahead and said “I’d really love to get to the top of the tower and enjoy the view of Kuwait City, is that ever possible?”. I could see the “weird look” on their faces when I said that but to cut things short I tried really hard to persuade them to give me permission, it wasn’t easy at all but at the end they said ok, bingo.

20130305_125904 (Medium)Later an engineer from Ministry of Telecom. has escorted me to the first platform which is 150m high, I wanted to go to the upper levels but obviously that wasn’t allowed by any means unless of course I got some sort of “Super Wasta” which clearly I don’t. Little about Liberation Tower, it stand at 372m high and the construction started back in May 1981 and has been interrupted during the invasion 1990, later the reconstruction was resumed on January 1994 and was completed in 1996.

20130305_123702 (Medium)As I said the tower’s height is 372m and I think it’s currently the 21st tallest tower in the world, the lower part of the tower is made of armed concrete while the upper part is made of steel with antenna at 372m high. It’s currently used for telecommunication purposes, I remember I heard that there’s a revolving restaurant at 150m high plarform and that an American investor will manage the restaurant.

20130305_130238 (Medium)I got excited as I got inside the high speed elevator which took less than a minute to reach the 150m high platform and as the door opened I saw an empty round-shaped revolving platform resembling that one of Kuwait Towers, sadly there was no restaurant, it was actually totally empty. I asked about the restaurant but they said that Baladiya didn’t give the necessary permits as of yet, I hated Baladiya for that! Liberation Tower can be a great touristic attraction and having 360 degrees revolving restaurant overlooking Kuwait City is one awesome idea. I admit that I was kinda let down but anyway I know things are slow moving in Kuwait, I was walking around enjoying Kuwait City skyline using the auto-focus fixed telescopes to spot popular buildings and places in Kuwait.

20130305_124409 (Medium)The glass was dusty but they said they have it cleaned two times a year but due to dusty weather it gets dirty pretty quickly, they also say that Failaka Island can be easily seen at night. I gotta say that visiting Liberation Tower was such an enjoyable experience but I wish that Baladiye will allow them to open the revolving restaurant.

Note: Mind the pictures quality as I used my phone camera.

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8 Responses to “Liberation Tower Kuwait”

  1. Nada says:

    i saw that a local company has a tour of the liberation tower, here’s the link

  2. Abu Rayyan says:

    Ya 5sarah they don’t care about it…
    Whever any family member or friend visit me in Kuwait, whenever i take them for a tour they always ask about that building which looks like a needle and after i tell them that’s the liberation tower their 1st impression is always (wow so this was built after the liberation can we go and see it….? What’s there inside that building?)

    My answer is simply (there’s a government offices inside and only in few floors…the rest is restricted area!)

    This is really sad the tower itself is landmark…it just need some care…

  3. Almubarkia says:

    وااااو عجييب
    بس انصدمت انه فووق توقعت ان فيه مكاتب او مركز عمل خاص
    لكن تفاجأة انه فااضي و يمنع الدخول ، المفروض يستقلونه كـ مكان سياحي و يحطونه فيه مطعم او كوفي شوب و الدخول يكون بفلوس

    البوست وايد عجبني اول مره اشوف لقطات من داخل البرج

  4. excellent coverage, as usual.

  5. buqurais says:

    اكيد ما ولا مره صعدنا .. لأن بالكويت كل شي ممنوع

    ممنوع تصعد ممنوع اتصور .. ممنوع تتنفس .

    و اذا تبي تصعد لازم عن طريق جهة و تكتب كتاب يمكن يوافقون او لا… اجاراءات زواج

    يا عمي بلاها

  6. It has been so long since I posted a comment here.. An excellent post as usual :)

  7. j.z.j says:

    A M A Z I N G Taaaz it’s really amazing !!
    ok mo qa9di 3an el tower mn da5el :P .. bs shlon u could get the approval and the pictures u took with the view mashalaah

    i was imagining their faces lama gelt-lehom :P sorry bs kan 3adi yadgeronk w ygolon LA for no reason :S !!
    madre lesh ma yest`3lon el amaken eli 3andena 9a7 .. w yabon deeratna t9er seya7eya!

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