Construction of the Sagrada Família commenced in 1882 under architect Francisco Paula de Villar. In 1883, Gaudí took over as chief architect and devoted himself to the project until his death in 1926. At that point, less than a quarter of the project was complete and work has halted and resumed a few times since.
It is now anticipated that the building will be completed by 2026, the centenary of Gaudí’s death.
Modern technology has made construction after than in Gaudí’s days, and changes can be seen over the last decade (2006 and 2017 shown below)
In some areas the covers have been removed and final touches are being added:
I will continue to watch its development with fascination and admiration.
Copyright Debbie Smyth, 1 January 2018
Posted as part of Past meets Present