Sydney Opera House
2 Macquarie Street, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Sydney Opera House - one of the most famous and recognizable buildings in the world, is a symbol of Sydney and one of the main attractions of the continent. Opera is recognized as one of the greatest works of modern architecture in the world. Since 1973, along with the Harbour Bridge, the theater is the hallmark of Sydney.. The Sydney Opera House was opened October 20, 1973 Queen Elizabeth II of England. It is located in the Sydney harbor on Bennelong Point. The architect of the theater is the Dane Jorn Utzon, who for the project received the Pritzker Prize in 2003.. Opera was built as much as fourteen years at a cost of one hundred and two million dollars.. The theater building covers an area of more than two hectares. It weighs a hundred and sixty-one thousand tons and is supported by 580 piles, lowered into the water to a depth of almost 25 meters above the sea level. Its power supply is equivalent to the electricity consumption of a town with a population of twenty-five thousand people..