La Sagrada Familia Basilica in Barcelona is expected to take approximately 144 years to complete
The Project of a Lifetime (or Two)…
In this day and age of advanced manufacturing techniques, it’s hard to imagine any sort of construction project taking over a decade to complete. Yet, La Sagrada Familia Basilica in Barcelona, Spain is serving as a testament to the adage, “you can’t rush perfection” because this cathedral was begun in 1882 and is still under construction today with an anticipated completion date around 2026!
Architect Antoni Gaudi (1852-1926) was renowned for an eclectic style which drew upon the Arts and Crafts movement, Symbolism, Expressionism, and Rationalism in addition to many of the forms & techniques of 20th-century Modernism.
Gaudi’s unique talent attracted the attention of wealthy families in Barcelona at the time who commissioned him to design lavish homes and other buildings in order to promote the city as a viable tourist destination… And it worked! The basilica, although 75% complete, draws millions of visitors from around the globe each year!
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CREED LA fights to ensure that developers pay fair wages to all the hard working construction professionals throughout the industry while simultaneously providing them with quality health care, continued training, and trustworthy retirement plans. To learn more about how our non-profit organization supports those building a better, greener world for us all, contact CREED LA at (877) 810-7473.