Sydney and London Compete for the Most Expensive Fireworks Display
Sydney splashed a whooping $7 million to sparkle the city’s night on New Year. Red fireworks cascaded off Sydney Harbour Bridge, transforming the iconic structure into a giant Aboriginal flag. But 11 hours later, London also sparkled with a spectacular display over Big Ben – leaving many questioning which was better. It cost £1.8million and lasted just 11 minutes – significantly better value than the $7million Sydney display which set ratepayers back more than $900,000 for the 15-minute show.
Sydney’s display was declared as the biggest and best ever. However, London’s show sparkled in colour as well and left people in awe.
Harbour Bridge was lit up and attracted a lot of people.
The city shone in a range of different colours, evoking the theme ‘city of colour’ – at one point a ravish red.
Just so you know, more than 70,000 ton of fireworks and used and a total of 18 months to plan the pyrotechnic show.
But the event attracts more than 1 million revellers to Sydney Harbour, which makes the cost less than a dollar per person.
That’s just awesome!