Sydney Opera House gets a digital home from Google Cultural Institute. To experience the sights and sounds of Sydney Opera, you can visit, Sydney Opera House on the Google Cultural Institute.
The online exhibition features more than 1,000 artefact about the opera house. Including early designs from architect Jørn Utzon. Some rare photographs, and a detailed look at the world’s largest mechanical organ. It also includes a 360-degree video of the venue. A Street View feature that takes users inside the building.
Some of the rare content includes photographs of the opening with Queen Elizabeth II in 1973. Roof design sketches from master builder and lead engineer Ove Arup. The diaries of architect Peter Hall, and Utzon’s personal collection of photographs from the project, spanning nearly a decade.
You can enjoy incidental performances by Soprano Nicole Car and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. Continue your journey to many rarely seen areas of the Australian Icon.
The Sydney Opera House is the latest addition to the Google Cultural Institute. It aim to bring the world’s most precious art and artefacts online. The institute has produced similar online exhibition about the Holocaust, Indian culture and heritage, and Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 18 years.
Google Cultural Institute’s program manager Kate Lauterbach applauded Mr Doust’s vital contribution to the project. “We wanted to use this technology to amplify and tell all the stories of the Opera House.” Ms Lauterbach said. “It is such an iconic building and we wanted to bring the soul of it out.”
“Perched on Bennelong Point in Sydney Harbour, the Sydney Opera House is an Australian icon. Visited by millions of people each year. This architectural masterpiece can now be explored right from your Android or iPhone in Google Maps with the launch of the Sydney Opera House on Street View”, says Cynthia Wei, Street View Program Manager Asia Pacific.
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