Three Stacks Thursdays – Architecture Edition

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    Welcome back to another Thursday. The sun is shining, you only have one more day left in the work week and we know you’re ooking forward to the weekend.  

    In today’s installment of Three Stacks Thursdays we focus on visiting some of the most architecturally amazing buildings in the world. Check it out in today’s Dollars & Sense!

    Visit The Sydney Opera House:

    As one of the most photographed and famous performing arts venues in the world, the pearly shells of the Sydney Opera House are synonymous with Australia’s image and an iconic and irreplaceable part of Sydney’s skyline.

    Built on Bennelong Point, and named for the Cadigal tribal elder captured and befriended by Governor Arthur Phillip, Eugene Goossens, Director of the Conservatorium of Music, announced the arrival of the opera house via a contest inviting architects worldwide to participate in the design process. Danish architect Jørn Utzon’s uniquely fluid sketch won and we are glad he did. Could you imagine being this excited about seeing a rectangular shaped opera house? Tours of the Sydney opera house including backstage access will cost you $155, how you get to Australia is completely up to you!

    Inside the Sydney Opera House.

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    Visit The Lourve Pyramids

    The Musée du Louvre or simply the Louvre is one of the world’s largest museums, the most visited art museum in the world and a historic monument. It is a central landmark of Paris, and in 1983, French President François Mitterrand proposed a plan to renovate the building and relocate the Finance Ministry, allowing displays throughout the building. Architect I. M. Pei was awarded the project and proposed a glass pyramid to stand over a new entrance in the main court, the Cour Napoléon. The pyramid and its underground lobby were inaugurated in 1988. The second phase of the Grand Louvre plan, La Pyramide Inversée (The Inverted Pyramid), was completed in 1993 and as of 2002, attendance had doubled since completion. Find out for yourself why so many people love to visit this place for about $13.

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    Financial Tip Of The Day:

    Get A Water Filter

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