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Let me show you The Opera House!
 

Let me show you The Opera House!

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YOU CAN WATCH THIS PRESENTATION IN MUSIC HERE (You have the link on the first slide): ...

YOU CAN WATCH THIS PRESENTATION IN MUSIC HERE (You have the link on the first slide):
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"The construction of the beautiful freestanding, sculptural tripartite Opera House was one of the longest contractual sagas of the century. Sadly, architect Jorn Utzon became the scapegoat of a scandalous political affair and in 1966 withdrew from his project. Sitting on Bennelong Point, virtually in the Harbour and overlooked by the great Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Opera House is completely exposed, as three-dimensional as the orange segments its forms are based on. It is all roofs with an imposing base. These were made possible by Ove Arup. Originally the winner of an international open competition in 1957, it was a scheme that broke most of the rules. It was finally completed in August 1973 by other hands under the direction of Peter Hall."

— Dennis Sharp. Twentieth Century Architecture: a Visual History.

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  • Another great presentation,this time our Sydney Opera house.In 1960 it was getting expensive so the NSW government introduced a lottery to help pay for it.The tenth lottery which the price was £100,000 was won by a Bazil Thorpe ,in them days there was no privacy and the media mentioned his name.A few days later someone kidnapped his son Graeme and murdered him.This is probably the most known murder in Sydney's history.
    BTW,we're very proud of our opera House and I'm glad you got to see it which in turn all your viewers will see it as well.
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  • "The construction of the beautiful freestanding, sculptural tripartite Opera House was one of the longest contractual sagas of the century. Sadly, architect Jorn Utzon became the scapegoat of a scandalous political affair and in 1966 withdrew from his project. Sitting on Bennelong Point, virtually in the Harbour and overlooked by the great Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Opera House is completely exposed, as three-dimensional as the orange segments its forms are based on. It is all roofs with an imposing base. These were made possible by Ove Arup. Originally the winner of an international open competition in 1957, it was a scheme that broke most of the rules. It was finally completed in August 1973 by other hands under the direction of Peter Hall."   — Dennis Sharp. Twentieth Century Architecture: a Visual History.Sydney Opera House

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  • From here you see better The Opera House!!! SYDNEY http://www.authorstream.com/Presentation/sandamichaela-1181307-let-me-show-you-the-opera-house/
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  • The architect of Sydney Opera House, Jørn Utzon was a relatively unknown 38 year old Dane until January 29, 1957 when his entry, scheme number 218, was announced winner of the ‘International competition for a national opera house at Bennelong Point, Sydney’. With his vision the City of Sydney was to become an international city.
  • “The light didn’t know how beautiful it was, until it was reflected off this building.” American architect, Louis Kahn
  • Although Utzon had spectacular plans for the interior of the completed shells he was unable to realise this part of his design. 
  • In mid 1965 a new Liberal government was elected in the state of NSW. The Minster of Works Davis Hughes began questioning Utzon's designs, schedules and cost estimates and eventually stopped payments to Utzon who was forced to withdraw as chief architect in February 1966
  • Following Utzon’s letter of resignation there were protests and marches through the streets of Sydney led by Australian architect Harry Seidler, author Patrick White and others, demanding Utzon be reinstated as architect. The NSW government did not offer him this role, Jørn Utzon left the country at the end of April with his family, never to return to see his masterpiece again.
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  • When Sydney Opera House was opened by Queen Elizabeth II on October 20, 1973, Utzon was awarded the Gold Medal of the Royal Institute of Architects Australia but was not present at the opening ceremony.
  • In 2003, the same year that Sydney Opera House celebrated its 30 th birthday, Jørn Utzon was awarded the Pritzker Prize for Architecture, the highest award in its field.
  • Mrs Macquaire's Chair, otherwise known as Lady Macquarie's Chair, provides one of the best vantage points in Sydney. The historic chair was carved out of a rock ledge for Governor Lachlan Macquarie's wife, Elizabeth, as she was known to visit the area and sit enjoying the panoramic views of the harbour.
  • Mrs Macquarie's Point, directly east of the Opera House on the eastern edge of the Royal Botanic Gardens, provides excellent views west across the harbour to the Bridge and the Mountains in the far distance
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  • the monumental stairs leading up to the Opera House,
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  • There are 1,056,000 Swedish ceramic tiles on the roof
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  • Harbor Bridge seen from Opera’s Northern Broadwalk
  • The Sydney Opera House comprises three groups of interlocking vaulted ‘shells’ which roof two main performance halls and a restaurant
  • Dame Kiri Te Kanawa sings Vocalise - Rachmaninoff Personal pictures (slide 4 and 8 N.I.) Arangement: Sanda Foişoreanu www.slideshare.net/michaelasanda