- 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.
- 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.