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Gaudi's Sagrada Familia to receive building permit - for $41 Million.
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Nov 26, 2018 15:18:31   #
repleo (a regular here)
 
The famed Basilica of Sagrada Familia is to finally receive a building permit from the city of Barcelona after 130 years of construction in a legal limbo. Apparently when construction started in 1883, the Cathedral was located in a rural area with little in the way of administrative oversight. The area was subsequently incorporated into the city of Barcelona, but construction was never officially licensed by the City.

Now, with over 4 million visitors a year the city is prepared to grant a permit for Gaudi's masterpiece, but with a price tag of $41 Million for infrastructure improvements to the surrounding area.

I think if you only ever got to see one building in Europe, it should be the Sagrada Familia.

Full story here.
https://www.architecturalrecord.com/articles/13759-sagrada-familia-to-pay-city-of-barcelona-41-million?id=13759-sagrada-familia-to-pay-city-of-barcelona-41-million&ajs_uid=1239H5825812H9V&oly_enc_id=1239H5825812H9V&ajs_trait_oebid=3782E0258467B1M

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Nov 26, 2018 15:45:58   #
Blaster34
 
repleo wrote:
The famed Basilica of Sagrada Familia is to finally receive a building permit from the city of Barcelona after 130 years of construction in a legal limbo. Apparently when construction started in 1883, the Cathedral was located in a rural area with little in the way of administrative oversight. The area was subsequently incorporated into the city of Barcelona, but construction was never officially licensed by the City.

Now, with over 4 million visitors a year the city is prepared to grant a permit for Gaudi's masterpiece, but with a price tag of $41 Million for infrastructure improvements to the surrounding area.

I think if you only ever got to see one building in Europe, it should be the Sagrada Familia.

Full story here.
https://www.architecturalrecord.com/articles/13759-sagrada-familia-to-pay-city-of-barcelona-41-million?id=13759-sagrada-familia-to-pay-city-of-barcelona-41-million&ajs_uid=1239H5825812H9V&oly_enc_id=1239H5825812H9V&ajs_trait_oebid=3782E0258467B1M
The famed Basilica of Sagrada Familia is to finall... (show quote)



Must be getting ready for Catalonia's departure from Spain....

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Nov 26, 2018 15:59:23   #
2Dragons (a regular here)
 
Probably the most memorable place I've visited. St. Peter's was magnificent, but Gaudi's masterpiece is a fascinating place to visit.

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Nov 26, 2018 16:04:11   #
chasgroh
 
...on my bucket list, for sure. Gaudi's colleague, Jujol had a hand in many of his creations, many say a "lighter touch" but, on his own, actually completed a few Gaudiesgue creations around the area. So, between the two, there's alot to be seen...and photographed!

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Nov 26, 2018 16:17:31   #
Properframe
 
Very nice place. When they finish it in another 243 years I would like to get some shots of the outside without the cranes. The stained glass from the inside in the late day sun is a phenomenal capture.
So many features to shoot on the outside too.

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Nov 27, 2018 07:41:43   #
Jagnut07
 
chasgroh wrote:
...on my bucket list, for sure. Gaudi's colleague, Jujol had a hand in many of his creations, many say a "lighter touch" but, on his own, actually completed a few Gaudiesgue creations around the area. So, between the two, there's alot to be seen...and photographed!


It is scheduled to be finished in 2026. So save your pennies. I visited earlier this year and it was absolutely fantastic. Plan to go back in 2027 (if I can still travel!).

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Nov 27, 2018 09:01:04   #
2Dragons (a regular here)
 
When my sister was in Barcelona she bought a book of all of Gaudi's wonderful buildings and creations. Definitely a man ahead of his times.

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Nov 27, 2018 09:34:24   #
cdayton
 
View of light in the nave taken a couple of years ago.



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Nov 27, 2018 12:56:24   #
Jagnut07
 
Off topic but is that icon of yours a Jaguar XK?

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Nov 27, 2018 13:18:09   #
cdayton
 
Jagnut07 wrote:
Off topic but is that icon of yours a Jaguar XK?


Yes, 2004 XK8 with about 70K miles.

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Nov 27, 2018 13:49:50   #
Jagnut07
 
cdayton wrote:
Yes, 2004 XK8 with about 70K miles.


Very nice. I have a 2008 XKR with about 28k Miles. Member of Carolina Jaguar Club. Great cars.

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Nov 27, 2018 23:26:58   #
erickter
 
repleo wrote:
The famed Basilica of Sagrada Familia is to finally receive a building permit from the city of Barcelona after 130 years of construction in a legal limbo. Apparently when construction started in 1883, the Cathedral was located in a rural area with little in the way of administrative oversight. The area was subsequently incorporated into the city of Barcelona, but construction was never officially licensed by the City.

Now, with over 4 million visitors a year the city is prepared to grant a permit for Gaudi's masterpiece, but with a price tag of $41 Million for infrastructure improvements to the surrounding area.

I think if you only ever got to see one building in Europe, it should be the Sagrada Familia.

Full story here.
https://www.architecturalrecord.com/articles/13759-sagrada-familia-to-pay-city-of-barcelona-41-million?id=13759-sagrada-familia-to-pay-city-of-barcelona-41-million&ajs_uid=1239H5825812H9V&oly_enc_id=1239H5825812H9V&ajs_trait_oebid=3782E0258467B1M
The famed Basilica of Sagrada Familia is to finall... (show quote)



I've seen many buildings in Europe, including Gaudi's SF cathedral. The summer I spent studying Architecture in Paris in 1979 was the year I visited Barcelona and photographed the SF. It was interesting but not as stunning as it is now due to continued construction over the past 40 years. The permit cost is an outrageous shake down. Building and planning departments are always looking for ways to steal money from developers and property owners to fund infrastructure costs. This was a huge heist they just couldn't resist. Extortion basically.

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Nov 29, 2018 16:40:25   #
billmck
 
I loved the illumination provided by the stained glass when we toured it in April. The colors vary from one side of the sanctuary to the other side.


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