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The Sydney Opera House turns 40
The iconic Sydney Opera House turns 40 this October with festivities to continue the entire month. The Opera HOuse was designed by Danish architect Jorn Utzon who nearly wasn't selected. Apparently his entry had been put in the discarded list but when one of the judges was looking through the pile he saw Utzons' entry and urged the other judges to see its merits. It was still no easy ride for Utzon with a lot of political and other concerns and he resigned after the completion of the exterior. The interior never worked and he was recalled with his son many years later to finish his vision. It is a stunning piece of architecture and a unique cultural centre for not just Australians but for all of the world
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