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Construction of the Sydney Opera House. Fifth Facade, 1973


Construction of the Sydney Opera House. Fifth Facade, 1973


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Construction of the Sydney Opera House. Fifth Facade, 1973

A black and white photograph of the construction of the Sydney Opera House. This photo features the structure of the building in March 1966. Steel bars can be seen sticking out of the structure. Construction was completed in 1973

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This photograph, taken by J. Tanner, showcases the construction of the iconic Sydney Opera House's Fifth Facade in 1973. The image takes us back to March 1966 when this architectural masterpiece was still a work in progress. Steel bars protrude from the structure, revealing the intricate framework that would soon be hidden beneath its magnificent roof tiles. The photo captures not only the physicality of building construction but also highlights the collaborative efforts involved in such a monumental project. Film crews can be seen capturing every moment with their cameras mounted on sturdy tripods, while workers donning helmets diligently carry out their tasks amidst this grand architectural feat. The Sydney Opera House stands as an emblematic symbol of Australia's cultural heritage and artistic prowess. This image serves as a testament to human ingenuity and determination in creating structures that transcend time and inspire generations to come. J. Tanner's photograph immortalizes a significant milestone in the completion of one of the world's most renowned establishments for opera performances. It reminds us of both our capacity for innovation and our appreciation for artistry within architecture.

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