The Sydney Opera House is a multi-venue performing arts Center at Sydney Harbour in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.It is among the 20th century's most famous and distinctive buildings.Designed by Danish architect Jørn Utzon, but completed by an Australian architectural group headed up by Peter Hall, the building was officially opened on 20 October 1973 after a gestation beginning with Utzon's 1957 choice as winner of an international design competition. The Government of New South Wales, led by the premier, Joseph Cahill, authorised work to start in 1958 with Utzon directing construction. The government's decision to construct Utzon's design is often overshadowed by conditions that followed, including cost and scheduling overruns as well as the architect's ultimate resignation.The building and its surrounds occupy all of Bennelong Point on Sydney Harbour, between Sydney Cove and Farm Cove, adjacent to the Sydney central business district and the Royal Botanic Gardens, and close by the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The construction comprises multiple performance venues, which together host well over 1,500 performances annually, attended by over 1.
City of Capitals Tower
The City of Capitals (Russian: ????? ??????, tr.Gorod Stolits) is a mixed-use complex composed of two skyscrapers and an office building located on storyline 9 at the Moscow International Business Center in Moscow, Russia with a complete area of 288,680 square metres (3,107,300 sq ft). The two skyscrapers are named after both historical capitals of Russia: Moscow and Saint Petersburg. Construction of the complex began in 2005, with the office building completed in 2008 and both skyscrapers finished in 2009. Moscow Tower is the taller of the two skyscrapers, with a height of 301.6 metres (990 ft) and 73 stories, exceeding the Naberezhnaya Tower as the tallest building in Russia and Europe in 2008, until it was surpassed by The Shard at London, United Kingdom at 2012. St. Petersburg Tower has a height of 256.9 metres (843 ft) and 65 tales while the office building serves as a stylobate having a height of 76 metres (249 ft) with 18 floors. Source: Wikipedia
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