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Sydney Opera House, An Architectural Marvel of Australia

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Sydney Opera House, An  Architectural Marvel of Australia

Sydney Opera House is one of the most adorned monument, envied worldwide for its majestic architecture. Reclined sloppily on Bennelong Point against the stunning backdrop of Sydney Harbor, the Sydney Opera House seems an enchantingly venerable sight to behold. Ironic, perhaps, that this Australian icon - the Opera House with a scalloped roof - was, at first, a very controversial project. Among more than 200 designs submitted world wide the design by renowned Danish architect - Jorn Utzon was chosen. His design was beyond human capabilities of mortal engineering of time. Therefore, Utzon spent a couple of years toiling and reworking the engineering miracle. It was in 1961 that he had solved the problem of how to build the distinguishing feature - the 'sails' of the roof or the scalloped roof as the world sees it. The project took 15 years to complete but unfortunately during this time the Danish creator Utzon separated himself from the project, never to see it accomplished. Every year, over 2 million guests and locals beeline to the opera house to get that entertainment thrill. The Sydney opera house is renowned for its numerous opera, symphony, ballet, and theater productions that are organized in the opera theater and the concert house. Circular Quay, is the spot from which hundreds of ships zigzag their way across the Sydney harbor giving it a spectacular view. In the year 1999, Jorn Utzon was re-engaged as the architect of Sydney Opera House to incorporate a set of design principles which would be a bible for all future changes to the building. These principles reflect Utzon's original vision and helped him to maintain that the building's architectural integrity is maintained. This human architectural marvel organizes around 3000 events in a year. Shocking, but its true! Representing multiple strands of human creativity in civil engineering form this also dictates a structural design quotient. Reckoned a world famous iconic monument, Sydney opera house finds a place in the list of world heritage sites.

The sky scraping Sydney Harbor Bridge, the pristine blue water of the harbor and the Sydney Opera House at the backdrop is truly dramatic and enduring. test

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