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    These are a few pics of SOH under construction, it is most definatley one of the wonders of the modern world and a feat of engineering and architecture.



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    Here is a pic of the Opera House under construction in 1965:



    Nearing completion in 1972:




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    Here is the original sketch by architect Jorn Utzon which shows a much more flowing structure until the sturctural engineers Ove Arup and builders Hornibrook realised that the shells had to be more so upright:



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    BTW Here is a great book by David Messent titled "Opera House Act One". It's a total history of the Sydney Opera House. The comptetition, its construction and structural/engineering challenges, the politics and the scandals are all included. It includes more than a few pics in the middle section.

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