| The Sydney Opera House, Sydney
The Sydney Opera House is another recognizable building, considered one of the wonders of the modern world. The building became an iconic landmark in 1973, representing Australia. The idea came after the Second World War. Australians realized that their country lacked a world class opera house. In 1954, the government of New South Wales decided a new opera house should be built on Bennelong Point. Construction started in 1958 and finished in 1973. The Sydney Opera House attracts about 2 million people each year, making it a vey popular world culture institution.