Imagine working on something unique for most of your life and when it is finally completed, not being able to see the finished product. The vision of the Sidney Opera House has never seen it finished. It is one of the most distinguishable buildings in the world. It is more a sculpture than a building but has become a symbol of Australia.
A photograph alone does not do it justice since the inside is as unique as the outside. It is one of the few buildings in the world that people from all over the world go to Australia just to see the place and who doesn’t care much about what is being shown in any of the five theaters in it. The Opera House has 7 million visitors a year, a fraction of the people have tickets to a show there.
The structure is 22 stories high, 67 thousand square feet of specially designed glass. It is covered in ceramic tiles imported from Sweden. 1,056,006 tiles to be exact cover the exterior roofs. There was a competition in 1955 like all the you stink competitions we see on TV every day now, where your dreams and aspirations can be voted off leaving you to question your own identity and talents.