Photographic evidence of the Iraqi regime's destruction in Kuwait from August 1990 through February 1991
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The City

  See Overview Page 4 for a written description of the damage done to the City. For the City’s old fishing harbor and City scenes on the Gulf, see the Coast. For memorials to the martyrs in the City, see Human Cost. Back to thumbnails
Kuwait Towers
Iraq's attempt to demolish Kuwait Towers, the national landmark, failed due to the strength of its concrete construction. Shells and bullets damaged the exterior, including the observation deck. Looting and vandalism wrecked the electrical system, elevators, and large rotating restaurant inside. After liberation, repairing the Towers took a year of intense work. During the occupation, Kuwait Towers continued to symbolize the nation: it could be damaged, but not destroyed.