The Sydney Opera House

Phenomenal plays, outstanding musicals, the Sydney Opera House has it all!
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More Than an Opera House

The Sydney Opera House is more than just a boring place to go watch plays and musicals . It's a multi-venue arts center with unique designs and phenomenal plays. It's the busiest art center in the world, hosting well over 1,500 plays annually. The house also attends more than 1.2 million people each year. The building is made up of "shells" which include a sphere with a 246 feet diameter. The Sydney Opera House is 600 feet long, it's held up by 588 concrete piers, and covers a total area of 4.4 acres. This spectacular masterpiece symbolizes Australia's technical and all out amazing creations. I really hope people don't just see this as a boring Opera House, but instead as one of the greatest monuments ever.
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A Marvelous Creation

This building is truly something different. The mastermind inventor behind the creation of the Opera House, Jorn Utzon, was originally rejected by 3 judges who thought his design for the building was awful, but later on, a judge finally accepted his design and they got to work. About 10,000 workers where employed to construct it. Each "Shell" on the building consists of about 1,056,006 tiles in two colors. Glossy White and Matte Cream. The house was created using granite, glass, and ceramic materials. The process to complete the project took a little under 15 years, starting in 1958 and finishing in 1973. This marvelous invention
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The Grand Hall is so Grand

The most outstanding room in the entire building by far is the Grand Hall. The Hall can be host to bands, music artists, and even concerts! It's not just the buildings designs that drive people to go visit. At night, they illuminate the roof with a variety of colors and pictures and shapes! They also have a deck that overlooks the river and the Harbor Bridge. The Sydney Opera House brings out the cultural elements that Australia has to offer. Visit the Opera House to witness this unreal light show and outstanding grand hall.
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That's So Interesting!

Stop by and take a look at these intriguing facts. Did you know that Queen Elizabeth II has visited the Opera House 4 times since its opened? The Queen took part in the construction and helped paid for it. Arnold Schwarzenegger won his final Mr. Olympia in the Concert Hall in 1980. He was a famous body builder when he was younger. Paul Robenson was the first person to perform at the Opera House. He sang O'l Men River to the workers when they finished construction. Also, approximately 8 Boeing 747's can sit wing to wing on the site. I don't know about you, but I think that's pretty interesting!
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Bibliography

http://www.australia.gov.au/about-australia/australian-story/sydney-opera-house


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