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  • Weekend Window: Sydney

    The Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia, is one of the most recognizable buildings in the world. The performing arts center, built on Sydney Harbor, is constructed of three interlocking vaulted "shells," which house two performance halls and a restaurant.
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  • Weekend Window: Sydney

    The Sydney Opera house was opened in 1971 by Queen Elizabeth II after many years of political in-fighting and delays. The project was originally awarded to Danish architect Jorn Utzon in 1957, but nine years later, Utzon was forced to resign after cost overruns and political pressure from the local state government. After losing his project, Utzon never returned to Sydney to see his vision completed. Many years later, however, the city of Sydney and Utzon patched up their differences, and Utzon was invited to redesign parts of the Opera House. Utzon has been awarded the Order of Australia and the Keys to the City of Sydney, some of the highest awards given to civilians by the government of Australia. In 2003, he received the Pritzker Prize, architecture's highest honor.
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    The Sydney Harbor Bridge, completed in 1932, is one of the most recognizable symbols of Sydney and Australia. The steel arch bridge is nicknamed "the Coat hanger" and connects Sydney's Central Business District and Sydney's North Shore.
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    A surfer walks into the waves at Manly Beach on Sydney's north shore. Manly Beach is known as one of Australia's best surfing beaches.
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    Sydney is the largest city in Australia and capital of the state of New South Wales. Sydney is located on the southeast coast of Australia.
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    Kayakers enter "Sydney Heads," the entrance to Port Jackson and Sydney Harbor.
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    A view of Sydney Harbor and the Sydney skyline from "Sydney Heads."
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