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SpiderX22
10-28-2008, 03:32 AM
This is a discussion thread for the following file:<br><br><b><a href=http://www.gearthhacks.com/dlfile25620/Valencia-Opera-House.htm>Valencia Opera House</a></b><br><br>The 70-metre high colossus cost the regional government more than €120m (about £82m) to build and, according to press reports, the operating budget could reach €60m a year. But like Frank Gehry's Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, it is an investment in prestige and a magnet for upmarket tourists, a regional government spokesman, Esteban Gonzalez Pons, said. &quot;We hope it will become the symbol of the city, like the opera house of Sydney.&quot; The futuristic opera house, dubbed the Reina Sofía Palace of the Arts, completes Calatrava's City of Arts and Sciences, a €400m complex featuring a planetarium and a science museum.<br />
-http://arts.guardian.co.uk/news/story/0,11711,1587672,00.html<br /><br /><img src=http://www.gearthhacks.com/showimage.php?image=new/080505/8518061.jpg>

SpiderX22
10-28-2008, 03:32 AM
It looks fantastic in Streetview (and presumably, reality):
http://www.gearthhacks.com/streetview/file.php?fileid=2647