Sydney Opera House - Sydney, Australia
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member paulspaper
S 33° 51.474 E 151° 12.900
56H E 334874 N 6252166
Quick Description: The Sydney Opera House is one of the world's most distinctive 20th century buildings, and one of the most famous performing arts venues in the world.
Location: New South Wales, Australia
Date Posted: 6/13/2008 11:32:53 PM
Waymark Code: WM3ZXR
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Tervas
Views: 113

Long Description:
The Sydney Opera House is located in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. It was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site on June 28, 2007. It was among the 20 selected finalists in the 2007 New Seven Wonders of the World project.

Inaugurated in 1973, the Sydney Opera House is a great architectural work of the 20th century that brings together multiple strands of creativity and innovation in both architectural form and structural design. A great urban sculpture set in a remarkable waterscape, at the tip of a peninsula projecting into Sydney Harbour, the building has had an enduring influence on architecture. The Sydney Opera House comprises three groups of interlocking vaulted ‘shells’ which roof two main performance halls and a restaurant. These shell-structures are set upon a vast platform and are surrounded by terrace areas that function as pedestrian concourses. In 1957, when the project of the Sydney Opera House was awarded by an international jury to Danish architect Jørn Utzon, it marked a radically new approach to construction.



Type: Building

Reference number: http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/166

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