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Famous buildings

Australian Shells

  • The Sydney Opera House was designed by the Danish architect Jorn Utzon and completed in 1973.
  • It is one of the most distinctive buildings dating into the 20th century and one of the most famous centers for the performing arts in the world.
  • The complex is situated on Bennelong Point in Sydney Harbour, close to the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
  • The building covers 1.8 hectares of land, and is 183 meters long and 120 meters wide.
  • The Opera House was formally opened by Elizabeth II on 20 October 1973.
  • The interesting thing about it is that the architect was not invited nor was his name mentioned.
  • The opening ceremony included fireworks and a performance of Beethoven's Symphony No. 9.
  • The house is a major venue for Opera Australia, The Australian Ballet, The Sydney Theatre Company and The Sydney Symphony.
  • It is said that the building is a symbol not only for the city, but for the whole country and the wholecontinent.

Zwinger

  • The Zwinger is museum built in the 18th century, situated in Dresden, Germany.

The New York Times Building

  • It is a skyscraper on the west side of Midtown Manhattan, USA. It was completed in 2007.



Přidal: Aleinad 3. 11. 2009
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