Kuwait City is filled with ultramodern buildings. Ninety percent of the city has been constructed within the last 30 years. Since Kuwait has the second-largest oil reserves in the world, they have become a wealthy nation and have invested significant amounts of this bounty into their infrastructure. The Arabic culture stresses aesthetics more so than most modern Western cultures. This yields a larger proportion of dramatically unique structures when compaired to a typical U.S. city.
The Kuwaiti towers shown below are the iconic monument recognized world wide as Kuwait. They house a restruant and double as a water tower. New construction is ongoing and city-wide. The government funding new developments in phases according to a master plan that will allow them to handle their rapidly expanding population that's expected to exceed 3.5 million by 2015.