The Daily Need

Photo: Icon on the harbor

On this day in 1973, the Sydney Opera House in New South Wales, Australia opened after 15 years of construction. It was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site on June 28, 2007, and is one of the 20th century's most distinctive buildings. It was designed by Danish architect Jørn Utzon, who did not attend the opening ceremony because he had resigned from the project before completion over a dispute with the the Minister of Works Davis Hughes. Photo: Richard Taylor

 
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