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Some facts about the Sydney Opera House designed by Danish architect Jorn Utzon who passed away 29/11/08 aged 90 years….
He never saw it completed…
Read here to learn why"

  • Was opened by Queen Elizabeth II on 20 October 1973
  • Presented, as its first performance, The Australian Opera’s production of War and Peace by Prokofiev
  • Cost $AU 102,000,000 to build
  • Conducts 3000 events each year
  • Provides guided tours to 200,000 people each year
  • Has an annual audience of 2 million for its performances
  • Includes 1000 rooms
  • Is 185 metres long and 120 metres wide
  • Has 2194 pre-cast concrete sections as its roof
  • Has roof sections weighing up to 15 tons
  • Has roof sections held together by 350 km of tensioned steel cable
  • Has over 1 million tiles on the roof
  • Uses 6225 square metres of glass and 645 kilometres of electric cable

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  • Barb Leopold
    Barb Leopoldover 5 years ago

    looks fab as a night shot with the bridge arching above it!

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