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Antoni Gaudi was born June 25, 1852, in Reus, Catalonia, Spain. Recently on 60 minutes they showed a special of the "Sagrada Familia" which is one of Gaudi's most famous structures. They explained how Gaudi was extremely advanced for his time. The Sagrada Familia has intricate art work throughout every aspect of the building, it is supposed to tell the story of the bible. The tall columns in the building are supposed to represent nature, which is pure of the catholic religion. The columns look as though they are twisted which is common among trees. The construction of the project  started in 1882, and Gaudi's plans were so intricate that he knew that he would never see his masterpiece come to life, so he made prototypes to make sure that future architects would build it to his exact specifications. His work has yet to be completed so far it has been 131 years since the project has been started and it is estimated to be finished in the year 2026-2028. In my opinion I think it is one of the most beautiful buildings I've ever seen. I wish I could go to Barcelona and see it for myself. What I find very cool is that Gaudi designed it so that it is just under the height of the tallest mountain in Barcelona, to still capture the fact that God overlooks his people. Gaudi had several other works such as "Casa Mila" and the "Casa Batllo". The shapes and design of the building was very advanced for his time period the shape and grand scale of the structure would have not been imagined by architects in that time period. Overall the Sagrada Familia is a wonderful, function masterpiece.        http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504803_162-57573479-10391709/the-construction-zone-tour-of-sagrada-familia/ 




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