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Global landmarks go dark for Earth Hour

Mar 31, 2019 - 12:23 AM

(3rd UPDATE) The Empire State Building in New York, Big Ben in London, Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong, Eiffel Tower in Paris, Opera House in Sydney, and others flick the switch for Earth Hour

EARTH HOUR. The Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Opera House and the ferris wheel are seen after their lights went out as seen from Sydney's Luna Park for the Earth Hour environmental campaign on March 30, 2019. Photo by Peter Parks/AFP

Sydney Opera House set for acoustic upgrade

Aug 11, 2016 - 10:51 PM

The refurbishments in the concert hall will involve the installation of a new acoustic ceiling specially designed acoustic reflectors automated draping and a 3D surround sound system

epa05331507 The sails on the Sydney Opera House are seen lit with an art installation called Songlines, during the official opening night of Vivid Sydney, Australia, 27 May 2016. Australia's ancient songlines are to be projected across the sails of the Sydney Opera House from 27 May untill 18 June and is the first Indigenous-themed Lighting the Sails at Vivid Sydney featuring the work of six renowned Indigenous artists Karla Dickens, Djon Mundine OAM, Reko Rennie, Gabriella Possum, Donny Woolagoodja and the late Gulumbu Yunipingu. EPA/SAM MOOY AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND OUT

Security scare at Sydney Opera House

Jan 14, 2016 - 1:21 PM

Sydney s iconic Opera House was cordoned off in a security scare sparked by information on social media

This general view shows the central business district behind the iconic Opera House in Sydney on September 17, 2015. Peter Parks/AFP

Lights off for Earth Hour's global crowdfunding call

Mar 29, 2014 - 10:24 PM

Earth Hour 2014 aims to raise money for local environmental projects including providing fiberglass boat technology for Typhoon Haiyan survivors

FOR CROWDFUNDING. Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone and Director Marc Webb of 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' attend the Earth Hour Kick-Off with Spider-Man, The First Super Hero Ambassador for Earth Hour. Photo by AFP

Sydney Opera House at 40 is Australia's top icon

Oct 17, 2013 - 2:30 PM

The Opera House is more highly esteemed abroad than national brand Australia itself accounting firm Deloitte said in a report

TURNING 40. A Royal Australian Navy Seahawk helicopter flies the Royal Australian Navy ensign flag over the Sydney Opera House as warships sail into Sydney Harbour as part of the International Fleet Review in Sydney, Australia, 04 October 2013. EPA/Dan Himbrechts