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The Eighth Wonder of the World

Image While some Hollywood blockbusters are coming up with new ways to destroy Sydney Opera House , Australian producer Marian McGowan decided to shoot a biopic by his architect, Jorn Utzon , to tell viewers the story of the construction of one of her country's top landmarks. ...

According to Variety , Macgowan Films will partner with Swedish film company Right2Screen and Danish studio Good Company Films . The script will be written by Petter Skavlan, who has received many compliments for his work on the plot of the historical film "Kon-Tiki", which in 2013 represented Norway at the Oscars .

The idea of creating an opera house came from the Sydney authorities in the late 40s of the last century, when it became obvious that the city hall was not suitable for large-scale performances. In September 1955, a competition for the best building design was launched, in which 233 architects from 28 countries took part. Two years later, the Danish Jorn Utzon was declared the winner.


It was planned that the cost of the construction of the theater would be $ 7 million , and its grand opening would take place in January 1963. The creators of the project clearly overestimated their own strengths: the construction proceeded in difficult weather conditions, which is why even the first stage of work, that is, laying the foundation of the building, was not completed by the set date. After a couple of years, the roof was completed, but Utzon 's team faced new challenges. Liberals came to power in the state of New South Wales, who were unhappy with the fact that the estimate of the object by that time had been exceeded three times. Tired of the constant attacks from the new government, the architect was forced to leave Australia. It is curious that without control from Utzon , project costs eventually skyrocketed to $ 102 million. The official opening of the building took place on October 20, 1973, but the name of its creator was chosen not to be mentioned in official speeches. The ax of war was buried only two decades later, and in 2004 it was decided to name one of the halls of the opera house in honor of the Dane.


Today the famous architectural structure is not only included in the List of World Heritage Sites , but is also rightfully recognized as one of the modern wonders of the world.

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Author: Jake Pinkman