Originality Is Going Back To Origin (part 2)

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Gaudí neither started nor finished the Sagrada Familia. It was begun in 1882, he took it over in 1883 and is still under construction.

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Gaudi anticipated the difficulty of repairing the elements, including the high towers. He decided to add coasting with glassy mosaics, specially manufactured in Murano Italy, to resist the weather damage.

Decades later, they finally needed maintenance work, a group of mountaineers had to be called in to climb the towers to repair and clean them.

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Gaudi made this model to test the gravity of the cathedral:

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Here is another model Guadi made for creating the lights:

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“Men may be divided into two types: men of words and men of action. The first speaks; the latter act. I am of the second group.

I lack the means to express myself adequately. I would not be able to explain to anyone my artistic concepts.I have not yet concretized them.

I never had time to reflect on them. My hours have been spent in my work.”  

~ Gaudi

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