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Sydney Skyline – World Renown Harbor

Posted by Jae on January 30, 2009

Sydney Skyline

Sydney Skyline

Sydney, almost a 4.5 million metropolitan area, is Australia’s greatest city. Sydney provides approximately 25 percent of the country’s total GDP. The Australian Securities Exchange and the Reserve Bank of Australia are located in Sydney, as are the headquarters of 90 banks and more than half of Australia’s top companies, and the regional headquarters for around 500 multinational corporations. Of the ten largest corporations in Australia (based on revenue), four have headquarters in Sydney (Caltex Australia, the Commonwealth Bank, Westpac, and Woolworths). Sydney has the seventh largest percentage of a foreign born population in the world, ahead of cities such as the highly multicultural London and Paris but lower than the multicultural cities of Toronto and Miami.  Sydney’s iconic Opera House has five theatres capable of hosting a range of performance styles; it is the home of Opera Australia—the third busiest opera company in the world, and the Sydney Symphony. Sydney is home to some of Australia’s most prominent universities, and is the site of Australia’s first university, the University of Sydney (ranked 37th in the world in 2008), established in 1850.   Overall, Sydney was ranked as the 16th greatest city in the world!

Sydney is Australia’s showcase city, having one of the most recognizable skylines due to its world-famous harbor. The harbor is spanned by the monumental Harbor Bridge and the Opera House sits on the shoreline like a white flower. Sydney has 8 buildings over 200 m tall, the tallest being the 244 m Chiefly Tower (there is also the 309 m Sydney Tower but this structure is not considered a skyscraper.) The Sydney skyline is world-class with hundreds of skyscrapers in the central business district and many more high-rise buildings in the outlying neighborhoods.

A Night View

A Night View

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