Sydney Opera House - level 2
Sydney Opera House was opened on 20th October 1973. The planning for the Opera House started in 1955. There were 233 projects to choose from. One of the projects was different from the other projects. The building looked like a ship. Many people didn’t like this project but one man liked it a lot. He slowly changed the opinions of other people and they wanted the project too.
The author of this project was a Danish architect Jorn Utzon. He didn’t visit Australia before but his project was perfect for the city atmosphere.
People started to build the Opera House in 1959 but there was a problem. Nobody knew how to build the roof. A lot of people were thinking how to build it but the problem was still there. Two years later when Utzon was looking at an orange he had an idea. This idea finished the problem. The roof will be like pieces of an orange.
The Opera House was finished and now it is one of the symbols of Australia.
You can see a night show on the roof of the Opera House in the video.
Written by Danny
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