Historical information

Account of the international competition for the Sydney Opera House, in which Eero Saarinen claims responsibility for the outcome. The building costs progressively grow due to the redesign of the shells to conform to more conventional construction methods. Article concludes that, despite cost increase that will eventually be forgotten, the success of the Sydney Opera House will be determined by whether the initial vision will be carried through. A copy of the published article was in the Sydney Opera House scrapbook in the desk cupboard (item P1378.20).


Original manuscript of an article published in The Australian on 20.09.1965. This is the second part of a three part series called 'This Opera House' published 18th, 19th and 21st September 1965 (see D174 and D176).

Physical description

Typewritten, quarto, 8 pages

Inscriptions & markings

Pencil mark ups on first page