-

-

World Tallest Buildings, Great Tunnels, Skyscrapers, Towers, Castles, Bridges, Cathedrals, Historic Houses, and more.

-

Have you ever tried to measure a skyscraper? It isn't easy! Do flagpoles count? What about spires? And, for buildings still on the drawing board, how do you keep track of the ever-shifting construction plans? To compile our own master list of World's Tallest Buildings, we use skyscraper statistics drawn from several sources.


-

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Sydney Opera House, Australia

Designed by Jørn Utzon, the startling shell-shaped Sydney Opera House in Australia was a finalist in the campaign to choose the New 7 Wonders of the World.

Jørn Utzon began work on the Sydney Opera House in 1957, but the modern expressionist building stirred controversy. The Sydney Opera House wasn't completed until 1973, under the direction of Peter Hall.


Although praised as a masterpeice, the Sydney Opera House has been criticized. Many people say that the acoustics are poor and that the theater doesn't have enough performance or backstage space. With Jorn Utzon's son Jan as part of a new design team, the Sydney Opera House is planning renovations and future development.

No comments:

Post a Comment