This 60 Minutes “Overtime” video takes a look at the Sagrada Familia church located in Barcelona, Spain. Having begun construction in 1882, the Antoni Gaudi creation has been a work in progress for over a century and judging from this video, completion looks only like a speck in the far-off and distant future. While the dripping wax exterior and design is impressive – and really gets those tourists clicking away on their cameras – this “inside look” of the Church is also surprising… Is it possible the intricate scaffolding is an art form in and of itself?! No, but really, we have to wonder how long the construction of the construction site took? Perhaps another 130 years are necessary to complete the indoor portion?
La Sagrada Familia has become quite (in)famous nowadays. While Antoni Gaudi’s goal of creating a masterpiece out of carved stone is admirable, something’s gotta give. That being said, it does not look like anyone is giving up on the intricacies of its design. Not even Gaudi’s passing in 1926 could halt its creation, and neither could the Civil War outbreak or lack of funding. After all this time it would be a shame if we didn’t get a finished product at some point in our lifetimes. Luckily for us, construction is scheduled to be completed by 2030! That is little to ask for in comparison to the past 130 years.
While we jest at how long it has taken to reach completion, we can still appreciate La Sagrada’s unique architecture which truly is nothing like we have ever seen before. We just hope they reach their deadline!