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Sydney Opera House, Australia

by WCC on May 16, 2012

in Australia

The Sydney Opera House is one of the most distinctive and famous buildings of the 20th Century and the landmark of Sydney . It goes to the design of the Danish architect and Pritzker Prize -carrier Jørn Utzon back. The Sydney Opera House on 12 July 2005 at the Australian National Heritage List and on the 28th June 2007 in the list of UNESCO World Heritage site has been registered. Denmark sees the opera house today as part of its cultural heritage and it is in Denmark’s cultural canon 2006 included.

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Sydney Opera House

The building is 184 meters long, 118 feet wide and covers an area of approximately 1.8 hectares. Its distinctive roof rises 67 meters high and covered with at 1.056 million glazed, white ceramic tiles that were imported from Sweden. 580 piles , which were anchored 25 meters deep in the ground carry the 160,000-ton building.

The Opera House contains five theaters with a total of 5532 seats: The Concert Hall (Concert Hall), with 2679 seats, the Opera Theatre (Opera House), with 1547 seats, the Drama Theatre with 544 seats, the Playhouse with 398 seats and the Studio Theatre with 364 seats. Altogether there are about 100 rooms, including five samples studios, a cinema, 60 changing rooms, four restaurants, six bars and numerous souvenir shops. The power supply would be sufficient for a city with 25,000 inhabitants and covers 645 kilometers of electric cables.

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Sydney Opera House Wallpaper

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Sydney Opera House Night

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Sydney Opera House Harbour Bridge

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Sydney Opera House Exterior Projection

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Sydney Opera House Australia

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