Final Phase Begins Of Mare de Déu Tower Of The Sagrada Familia

Final Work Phase Begins On The Tower Of The Sagrada Familia
Final Work Phase Begins On The Tower Of The Sagrada Familia. image: flickr

FINAL Work Phase Begins Today, Tuesday 20, On The Mare de Déu Tower Of The Sagrada Familia

Work began today, Tuesday 20, on the final phase in the construction of the Mare de Déu Tower of the Sagrada Familia, which entails erecting the shaft, or pinnacle of the structure, which, when completed by December 2021, will see the expiatory temple of Barcelona stand at an incredible 127m (416ft) high.

As Efe reports, the shaft, formed in a hyperboloid shape, starting off with six legs, and ending with three points, or support arms of the luminous star which will sit on top of it eventually, is the intermediate piece of the tower and will add another 11m (36ft) to the existing structure.


Mare de Déu Tower of the Sagrada Familia

Wooden formwork is now being put in place, and then the shaft, which is the longest piece at 10.8m (35ft) tall, will be lifted into position, concreted in place, and covered with the brittle, before the addition of the prefabricated piece of the upper third and in December, the tower, with the star, will be completed.

The shaft which terminates in the three points, will have its entire surface covered with ‘trencadís’, which is a Gaudinian technique for cladding structures that consists of the creation of a mosaic, generally abstract, through irregular pieces of ceramic, glass or marble of white and blue tones.

Sitting atop of the structure will be a giant star which is 6m (20ft) high, and with a diameter of 7.5m (25ft), made of stone, and will have 12 points, with all sides made of textured glass and illuminated from within.

The Fundación Junta Constructora de la Sagrada Familia signed an agreement with the Barcelona Tourism Consortium last Friday to jointly promote events related to the unveiling of the Virgin Tower, scheduled for December of this year, as reported by

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Chris King
Chris was born in a small village in Wales, where he ran his own successful construction company for many years, before deciding in 1990, to swap the grey skies and rain for the sunshine and lifestyle of the Costa del Sol. Late last year he made the move to Southern Portugal, and is now residing on the Algarve. Having sang and played in a rock band back in Wales, he still likes to go out and entertain in his spare time, singing in restaurants and golf clubs. Interests are of course music, especially from the 60s and 70s, movies, nice restaurants, and has a passion for graphic design and online marketing.


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