Tag: Towers

What will the tallest tower at the Sagrada Família be like inside?

Today, the central tower of the Sagrada Família, dedicated to Jesus Christ, stands 85 metres above the Temple ground and the four bridges connecting it to the towers of the evangelists are being put in place. When finished, it will be 172.5 metres tall. Towards the end of this year, we will see it start …

Mary, and her month, at the Sagrada Família

The month of May which has just gotten underway has traditionally been, and still is, the month dedicated to the Mother of God, the Virgin Mary. The roots of this custom date back to ancient Greece. At that time, the month of May was dedicated to Artemis, the goddess of fertility. Ancient Rome transformed this …

Bridges connecting the central towers: the path to the tower of Jesus

Over the coming days, we’re planning to put in the first of four bridges that will connect the towers of the evangelists to the tower of Jesus, on the tower of Luke. And the rest we’ll be seeing in their place soon, from now through mid-May. All of them will be 85 metres above the …

The central towers of Marc and the Virgin Mary grow one level

Last week we put in place the panels of the third level of the tower of the evangelist Mark and the seventh level of the tower of the Virgin Mary. With these latest works, the tower of Mark is now 86.82 metres above street level with a total of 24 panels in place, and the …

Restoration advances on James the Less pinnacle

The work on the Passion façade was built by architects Isidre Puig Boada and Lluís Bonet Garí, direct disciples of Gaudí; the foundations were laid in 1954 and the four bell lowers finished in 1977. Although the construction isn’t so old, something had to be done to prevent the mosaic tiles from falling off. So, …

The tower of Luke: heading towards 86.62 metres

This week, work is moving forward on putting the panels in place on the towers of the Evangelists. Specifically, the tower of Luke will rise one more level and standing 86.62 metres above street level. This new milestone should be reached by the end of this year and will be shared with the tower of …

The stones for the central towers: chronology of exceptional control

Stone has been used to build great constructions throughout the history of humanity. The fact that it is both abundant and very strong and durable makes this material perfect for buildings that are meant to last, such as the Sagrada Família. Today, at the Basilica, the six central towers are being erected simultaneously: dedicated to …

3-D glasses: virtual reality at the Sagrada Família

Antoni Gaudí conceived his works as projects that were always evolving: the original idea could undergo changes until the very last moment, even once the works had begun. This is why he made large (1:10 and 1:25 scale) models from the plans he drew; he believed that seeing them in three dimensions would help him …

We’re putting a new level on the tower of the Virgin Mary

This week the tower of the Virgin Mary will once again be growing, after a month and a half in which work was stopped to install the skylight over the altar. Last Tuesday, nine stone panels were delivered to the Temple and work began to put them in place, taking us up to the sixth …

The main crane: the mother of all cranes

A construction site as unique and monumental as the Basilica of the Sagrada Família requires machinery of the same magnitude: the cranes working on the building are the most representative example. The cranes, which like the towers are visible as part of the city’s skyline, are the Temple’s loyal companions and witnesses to the progress …