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Historic, striking and imaginative images taken for the Fifth Facade Production recorded by the Australian Commonwealth Film Unit

On 20 October 1973, the Sydney Opera House was officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II. From conception to completion, it had taken more than 15 years and over $100 million dollars to build. A remarkable feat of engineering skill and innovation, this striking and imaginative building captured the world’s interest and is considered by many to be among the great architectural achievements of the 20th century. In the years since its completion, the Sydney Opera House has become one of the most identifiable of Australia’s icons - ranking with the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Uluru, the koala and kangaroo.  These images are from a recording by the Australian Commonwealth Film Unit from its inception documenting the history of the Opera House, from the selection of the site at Bennelong Point to the official opening.

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Sydney Opera House. Fifth Facade, 1973 Featured Sydney Opera House Construction Image

Sydney Opera House. Fifth Facade, 1973

A black and white photograph of the construction of the Sydney Opera House. This photo features the structure having a 3D effect on the eyes. It shows the ridges and edges of the Opera House, with steel scaffolding featuring on the left of the image. A small graffiti work can be seen at the bottom of the structure

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