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Interest gets Gaudí going

One of the world's slowest-moving construction projects promises to buck the trend by reaching completion ahead of target - by nearly 30 years.The finalisation date for Gaudí's Sagrada Familia has been brought forward from about the middle of this century to 2023,141 years after work first began.The acceleration has been made possible by an increase in interest in the Catalan architect and his unfinished cathedral, with more then two million tourists last year paying to visit the site. Eventually, the cathedral will boast 18 spires, with the tallest reaching 170 metres.

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