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  • Check Out How Gaudi's 'Sagrada Familia' Will Look in 2026

    09/27/2013 7:13:32 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 23 replies
    Rome Reports ^ | 9/26/13
    ( VIDEO-) During his visit to Barcelona, Benedict XVI consecrated the city's famous 'Sagrada Familia.' Even though Masses are celebrated in the basilica, construction work is still going on. But now there's a way for visitors to see how Gaudi's masterpiece will look when it's all completed. With just a simple click, this video gives people an inside look at just how the basilica will look. If everything goes as planned, the construction project will be completed in the year 2026, so 154 years after Gaudi began working on it. The basilica's exterior is full of symbolism. There's a tower...
  • Pope Benedict to consecrate Barcelona's Sagrada Familia [Antoni Gaudí's unfinished masterpiece]

    11/07/2010 1:48:11 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 32 replies · 1+ views
    .bbc ^ | 7 November 2010
    Pope Benedict XVI is to visit the Spanish city of Barcelona to consecrate Antoni Gaudi's unfinished cathedral, the Sagrada Familia, as a basilica. Gaudi's greatest work has been under construction for more than a century, and will not be finished before 2026.
  • La Sagrada Familia - Holy Family Church [Gaudi's Masterpiece]

    12/25/2005 8:33:51 PM PST · by Hacksaw · 10 replies · 473+ views ^ | undated | Jackie Craven
    La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona is one of Gaudí's most impressive works. This enormous church, as yet unfinished, is in some respect a summary of everything that Gaudí designed before, because the structural difficulties he faced and errors he committed in other projects are revisited and resolved here. A notable example of this is Gaudí's innovative "leaning columns" (that is, columns which are not at right angles to the floor and ceiling). Previously seen in Parque Güell, leaning columns form the structure of Sagrada Familia's temple. When designing the temple, Gaudí invented an extraordinary method for determining the correct angle...
  • Gaudi’s Church of the Holy Family to be ready for worship in 2008

    06/05/2005 2:01:23 PM PDT · by NYer · 22 replies · 507+ views
    Catholic News Agency ^ | June 3, 2005
    Barcelona, Jun. 03, 2005 (CNA) - The Church of the Holy Family in Barcelona, the unfinished work of Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi, will be ready for worship in 2008 and its construction will be finished in 20 to 30 years if projections are accurate.In order for the church to open its doors in 2008, project leader Joan Rigol, recently named to the post by the Archbishop of Barcelona, explained that will be necessary to finish the roof over several parts of the church that remain uncovered.  He said the project committee expects this stage to be completed in the next...
  • Gaudi bid for Twin Towers memorial (NEW WTC DESIGN)

    01/22/2003 4:59:02 PM PST · by MadIvan · 123 replies · 562+ views
    The Times ^ | January 23, 2003 | Nicholas Wapshott
    A SOARING, glass-domed tower designed nearly a century ago by the Spanish architect Antoni Gaudí has become the latest entry in the competition to find a replacement for New York’s twin towers. Grand design: Antoni Gaudi's 1908 commission Gaudí, the architect of the Sagrada Familia Church in Barcelona, was commissioned in 1908 to build his 1,181ft-tall hotel, to be topped by a public observation platform in the shape of an enormous glass star, in Lower Manhattan, but the project was never realised. Now Paul Laffoley, a Boston-based architect, has teamed up with scholars and artists from Barcelona to revive Gaudí’s...