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Utzon reveals major addition to Sydney Opera House


An ambitious plan by J°rn Utzon to rework his Sydney Opera House was revealed on Monday. Utzon, in collaboration with his son Jan and Sydney architect Richard Johnson, will add a £2.5 million colonnade along the western facade.

The glass structure, 45m long and 5m wide, will be the first major addition to the building since its completion 30 years ago, when Utzon made a dramatic exit from the project.

Nine new large windows and doorways will be installed, giving views across Sydney Harbour. Revealing the plans, the premier of New South Wales, Bob Carr, said: 'It was Utzon's idea to connect the Western theatre foyers with their beautiful harbour setting.

There is no better person to deliver this vision.

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