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Sydney

Sydney

About Sydney

4,627,345 in city
4,688.82 mi² (12,144 km²)
3 ft

Australia’s showcase city, Sydney has one of the world’s most recognizable skylines. Its famous harbour is commonly referred to as the most beautiful natural harbour in the world. A large harbour with many bays, inlets and secondary harbours, it is spanned by the monumental Harbour Bridge, and the Opera House decorates the shoreline like a white flower. The Sydney skyline is "world-class" with hundreds of skyscrapers in the central business district and many more high rise buildings in the outlying neighbourhoods. In fact The CBD has 10 times the working population over that of Sydney proper.

The hub of Sydney Harbour is Circular Quay, a ferry terminus situated at the bottom end of the CBD. On a warm sunny day, the harbour is a vibrant blue and dotted with hundreds of sailing boats, cruise ships and ferries. The harbour is Sydney and citizens will argue there are few better places on earth.

Metro Cities:

No. of Buildings

No. Current status
1,175 All buildings
13
under construction
98
planned
70
demolished
955
existing
39
unbuilt

Tallest buildings

# Building Height Year
1 Citigroup Centre 797 ft 2000
2 Chifley Tower 791 ft 1992
3 Deutsche Bank Place 787 ft 2005
4 World Tower 755 ft 2004
5 MLC Centre 748 ft 1977

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