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I See Sea Shells...?

Riddles are little poems or phrases that pose a question that needs answering. Riddles frequently rhyme, but this is not a requirement.

 

Puzzle ID:#32075
Fun:*** (2.63)
Difficulty:*** (2.77)
Category:Riddle
Submitted By:jazzmusician46Aau*****
Corrected By:MarcM1098

 

 

 



I am 600 feet tall, but am not a mountain, a tree or a tower.
My body resembles shells being created as ribs from a sphere of the same radius;
yet I am not an egg, nor do I live in the sea.
My gestation period took 14 years, and I had more than one father.
I also have the distinction of being famous the world over;
and have even been a part of the Olympic Games.
I have hosted both the poor and Royalty alike,
but I favour neither one in particular.


What am I?


Answer

I am the Sydney Opera House.

This building is one of the famous iconic landmarks in the world, covering 4.5 acres of land and is 600 feet in height. Its structure is famous for its egg-shell design and construction which began in 1959 and was opened by Queen Elizabeth II in 1973. The original architect, Jorn Utzon left the project and was replaced by a number of different architects before its completion. The Opera House is host to the visits of thousands of people each week from every walk of life who travel from around the world to see it. The Opera House was even the logo and medal design of the 2000 Olympics.

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