The completion of Art Nouveau architect Antoni Gaudí's Sagrada Família basilica in Barcelona is simulated in this movie released to show the final stages of construction anticipated before 2026, 100 years after the death of the architect. The one-minute video published on the Sagrada Familia Foundation's Youtube channel shows each of the stages left and how the basilica will look when completed. It combines helicopter footage of the current building with computer-animated renders to show spires, a central cupola and other remaining structures rise from nothing. The Sagrada Familia Foundation has also published six one-minute movies showing 3D animations of the completion dates for each phase, including the Sagristia in 2015, Torre de Maria in 2018 and Torre de Jesus in 2020. When the basilica is finished it will have 18 towers dedicated to different religious figures, of various heights to reflect their hierarchy. There are eight towers completed so far. | Youtube: Dezeen
Souvenir shops are mostly closed and only a few tourists gaze at Barcelona's Sagrada Familia, a stark contrast from the hordes of visitors before the pandemic, but the board running Antoni Gaudi's unfinished basilica hopes that will change soon.