As Sydney Sweats The Olympics...A Backwater Gets A Makeover

All over Sydney, giant cranes slice the sky, helping to build more than $6.2 billion in Olympic Games construction projects in Australia's premier city. Apart from the sporting facilities, there are 30 high-rise apartment buildings, 10 office complexes, 4 luxury hotels, and 11 residential blocks going up. And with the opening ceremony less than two years away, in September, 2000, new roads and rail networks are coming on line, and domestic and international airports are getting a $478 million spruce-up.

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