Tag: Towers

Helicoidal tensioning for the staircase in the tower of Jesus Christ

The core comprised of the staircase and lift inside the lantern of Jesus Christ is an example of the work with tensioned stone that has been carried out at the Temple since this technology was incorporated into the project and the construction of the central lanterns.   DESCRIPTION OF THE CORE GEOMETRY The basic shape …

Bell towers and central towers: different uses, different design

When we explain the project for the Sagrada Família, we often say it will have eighteen towers, putting the ones on the façades in the same sack as those in the centre of the Temple. However, although it is true this is the number of towers Gaudí had in his plans, there is a very …

The panels on the central towers: what they’re like and how they were designed

Despite the differences in the diameter, height and number of sides on each of the six central towers on the Sagrada Família, the system of dividing the construction into stone panels is the same. On all of them, the triangular windows overlap the level above and there are always three windows per level. However, there …

Bridges connecting the central towers: in detail

Now that we’ve put in the bases of the four bridges that connect the central lanterns 85 metres above the Temple ground, we wanted to take advantage to explain their design and building system in more detail. At this 85-metre level, the towers of the evangelists are close to the beginning of the tower of …

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 …

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 …