One of the world’s most recognizable structures, the Sydney Opera House at Bennelong Point on Sydney Harbour is a marvel of design and engineering.
My focus for this week’s photo challenge “Lost in the Details” is the Opera House’s amazing ceramic tile roof.
There are 1,056,006 roof tiles covering an area of approximately 1.62 hectares that sit over the structure. They were made by a Swedish tile company, Höganas.
The highest roof shell of Sydney Opera House is 67 metres above sea-level, the equivalent of a 22 storey building.
The roof structures are commonly referred to as “shells.”
Click here for the complete and intriguing story behind the construction of Sydney Opera House.
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