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1. SIDNEY OPERA HOUSE By www.tripglob.com 2. I chose the Sidney Opera House because it’s one of the greatest iconic buildings of the 20th century, an image of great…
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  • 1. SIDNEY OPERA HOUSE By www.tripglob.com
  • 2. I chose the Sidney Opera House because it’s one of the greatest iconic buildings of the 20th century, an image of great beauty that has become known throughout the world. It’s a symbol not only of a city, but a whole country and a continent.
  • 3. Sydney Opera House (1957 - 1973) is a masterpiece of late modern architecture. It is admired internationally and proudly treasured by the people of Australia. It was created by a young architect who understood and recognized the potential provided by stunning Sydney Harbor. Jørn Utzon gave Australia a challenging, graceful piece of urban sculpture. It opened the way for the immensely complex geometries of some modern architecture.
  • 4. What they used to build it • It has over a million tiles • Up to 6245 meters of glass • The roof weighs fifteen tones • It has used 645 kilometers of elecric cables
  • 5. Cost of the sydney opera house • Sydney opera house cost hundred and two million dollars • The first performance was of was and peace • Each year the Sydney opera house has over three thousand events each year
  • 6. Sydney Opera House is a modern expressionist design. The distinctive roof comprises sets of interlocking vaulted ‘shells’, each one composed of sections of an hemisphere of the same radius, forming the roofs of the structure, set on a monumental podium. In its short lifetime, Sydney Opera House has earned a reputation as a world-class performing arts center and has become a symbol of both Sydney and the Australian nation.
  • 7. Utzon room • When Jorn Utzon designed the Sydney opra house he thought of making a room that inspired him so he came up with one it was called the Utzon room.
  • 8. Sydney Opera House also presents more than 700 of its own performances annually that offer an eclectic mix of artistic and cultural activities for all ages. It is also one of the most popular attractions in Australia, with more than 7 million people visiting the site each year
  • 9. I consider that this magnificent building deserves to be named as one of the seven wonders of the world, because it’s a great architectural work that brings together multiple strands of creativity and innovation in both architectural form and structural design. The building is a great urban sculpture that has had an enduring influence on architecture.
  • 10. • Read more about Sydney Opera House • http://www.tripglob.com/famousmonuments/mon uments/sydneyoperahouse
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