A picturesque landscape is the one with lush green ground, snow clad mountains, blooming flowers and fresh water serene rivers. While all these are bestowed by nature, man’s contribution to the landscape is structures. From the Skyscrapers of New York adoring the Manhattan skyline to the Artificial Palm islands of Dubai, humans have equally contributed in beautifying the ambiance and landscape of places. From Tokyo to Alaska, there are a host of structures and buildings we are worth viewing, working and living in. We have compiled a list of the top 10 most iconic buildings of the world for you.
10. Sydney Opera House
Declared as UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007, Opera House is one of the most iconic buildings the world. Standing tall at 185 meters with a width of 120 meters, the building was designed by a Danish Architect Jorn Utzon. His design was selected as the winning design among 232 other entries in an international design competition,1957 bestowing him with a prize money of g 5000 pounds. Work started on it two years after his win with 10,000 builders employed.
Till the time it was finishes, the cost of the project reached 102 million Australian Dollars. The formal inauguration of the building took place on on 20 October 1973.
Paul Robeson was the first person to perform at the Sydney Opera House in 1960. The first opera performed at the house was Sergei Prokofiev’s War and Peace, on September 28 1973. Around thirty thousand events take place here every year visited by around eight million people.