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Video shows vision of completed Sagrada Familia

A video has been released showing how Antoni Gaudi’s iconic Sagrada Familia will look when completed next decade

The Sagrada Familia Foundation published the short animated fly-through footage of the remaining work on the Barcelona landmark.

Current chief architect Jordi Fauli said the basilica project was on course for completion in time for the 100th anniversary of the architect’s death in 2026.

The building was originally designed by Francisco de Paula del Villar, but Gaudi oversaw construction from 1883 until his death in 1926.

Since then a number of architects have continued the project in accordance with Gaudi’s plans and the scheme has become a symbol of Catalan modernista architecture.

Fauli described the Sagrada Familia as ‘a building that represents the city and the country’.

‘We have to build it as close as possible to the original plan with all its symbolism,’ he said.

‘The construction itself must be based on a love for the building and a desire for collaboration shared by everyone. All of us who are working here must be able to respond to the grandeur of the building.’

Almost two-thirds of the work on the scheme has been completed.

The next major milestone, after the consecration of the temple in 2010, will be around 2020 when the tower of Jesus Christ will be topped with a crowning cross.

‘The set of 18 towers will provide us all with an extraordinary artistic delight,’ says Faulí.

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