There are few buildings more iconic than the Sydney Opera House, so it's hard not to see it as the figurative centerpiece of the clustered, modern skyline of Sydney. The distinctive modernist roof of the multi-venue performance center (the UNESCO World Heritage Site is not just for operas) looks like either a series of shells or the sails of a vast schooner. Other buildings - like 1 Bligh Street, Sydney Tower and MLC Centre - similarly represent the best in world-class architecture, making the skyline of Australia's largest city - which overlooks the historic and beautiful Sydney Harbor - unforgettable.
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