🇪🇸 When Antoni Gaudí took charge of the project, he scrapped the original neo-Gothic design plans and exchanged them for a grander vision, unlike any the world had ever seen.
Gaudí worked steadily on his masterpiece until his death in 1926, at which point an estimated 15 to 25 percent of the total design was complete.
Since then a series of architects have attempted to continue his legacy. Not surprisingly, progress on Sagrada Família’s construction has faced various setbacks over the past 130+ years. Vandalism in 1936 following the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War which resulted in the destruction of many of Gaudí’s models, and more recently, the fire in 2011.
Some projections have Sagrada Família’s completion date as 2026, the centennial anniversary of Gaudí’s death, while others estimate construction could continue into the 2040s. #Barcelona #Spain