Sydney Opera House is a modern building, opened on 20.10.1973 and d is the symbols of the city. Arch. Joern Utzon was its author and was awarded the most important prize for architecture "Pritzker". Along with the Egyptian pyramids and the Taj Mahal, the building is listed by UNESCO. Sydney Opera House is one of the most modern buildings in the world. Nine years of my life dedicated to Utzon Opera. Construction started in 1959, seven years later withdrawn because of a few architects, supported by the government, who want to change the interior to make savings. Seven years after the building is completed. Planned budget than fourteen times, and the bill was 52 million dollars. Upon completion of the opera in 1973 Utzon never goes to see his work. Some of his ideas regarding the interior design are implemented in the 21st century. The opera opened with a solemn speech by Queen Elizabeth II at the sound of the ninth symphony of Beethoven unrivaled. In 2006 the queen is back in the Australian city of Sydney, the opening of the newly built wing of the opera, the transmitted light to be revealed in its full splendor overlooking the harbor. In the opera has nearly 1,000 rooms - two large halls for concerts and opera performances, theater five and five practice rooms, six bars, four restaurants and many souvenir shops. In the present grand opera ballet, theater, opera and more. musical productions.
Today, the white sails in the bay are the emblem of Sydney. Although the original idea of Utzon was a peel of orange, not fans, but the design features were the reason for the change. Many tourists who are interested in opera, just come to see the magnificent building. The roofs are constructed of 1,056,000 glazed white granite tiles, which were imported from Sweden. In 1997, Spider-Man slave Aline Frenchman managed to climb to the roof of the opera, using only their hands and feet without safety ropes. In 2000 the Olympic Games, Australian Samantha Riley Olympic flame ascended from the roof of the opera. Many events were held around the famous building.