Designed by Danish architect Jørn Utzon, he famously quit the project after a major disagreement with the Australian government, never returning to see the finished building. the building of it started in 1959, employing about 10,000 people. It has about 1,000 rooms, and was finally opened in 1973. It was nearly 15 times over budget, and instead of 4 years, took 14 years to complete. However, this is one of the iconic buildings of the world, and is immediately identifiable with Sydney. These photographs capture the unconventional views from all angles, and were taken over a handful of visits.