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281- La Sagrada Familia

31:40 | Oct 25th, 2017

5 recommendations
There are a lot of Gothic churches in Spain, but this one is different. It doesn’t look like a Gothic cathedral. It looks organic, like it was built out of bones or sand. But there’s another thing tha...Show More


rmmiller364 recommended:Feb 19th

What happens when the designer of a very extensive long-term project passes away in the middle of it? Do we have to stay true to that designer’s original intent?

mmFeb 19th

@rmmiller364 Curious what your take is for that question.

rmmiller364Feb 19th

@mm I’m fine with things evolving from his original vision, to be honest. This entire project with its long construction history is very much in the spirit of a medieval cathedral and plans for those changed with every generation.

mm recommended:Sep 1st, 2019

I can't believe they burned down Gaudi's office and all the La Sagrada Familia plans with it....noooo....😱

epekilis recommended:Jan 12th, 2018

Nearly 100 years later this otherworldly structure is still being built. Generations of architects have attempted to interpret and bring to life Gaudi’s highly personal vision after the detailed models were destroyed in the Civil War.

kellorex recommended:Mar 20th, 2018

excited to see this monument in person next month, especially after learning more about the history. i did not know that it is the longest running construction project in the world!