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THE NEW CATHEDERAL THE WORLD IS BUILDING -
CONSTRUCTION YEAR 116


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        The following images are from my working vacation to the Riviera, southern France, Andorra, and Catalunya with my daughter Susan as a college graduation present.

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The building of a new cathedral- the most exciting construction project in the world. Principal architect Antonio Gaudi.

THE PORCH

THE TOWERS

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Notice the evidence of demolition- much of the earlier work did not pass muster.  However, that is now history.

THE COLUMNS AND CEILING  Gaudi's great contribution to tall buildings in response to the older weak walls;  the tree columns with  branches and, a flat ceiling, that eliminates the horizontal thrust that required the use of buttresses in the great cathedrals.  This will be the tallest Cathedral in the world, and encompass the most volume.

What an exciting day.  Sue had to go back to Barcelona for more.
See Susan Turpening's art work- she won the website in a competition.


Beautiful concrete work.

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Looking from street into transept.  They seem to be aiming for services in this corner soon.

MODERN CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY    When Linda and I visited in 1972 it was stone by stone.  Now they are re-inventing modern technology.

   Drainage detail on porch.

Knuckle with branch casing piece being lowered by block and tackle.
Notice the incredible bundle of re-bar inside the casing.

They are leap-frogging.  For every 5 meters of casing they get an extra 5 meters with precast pieces.  There are good engineers on this job as well as artists.  The workmanship is much better now than earlier.

MODEL SHOP  The building is built in miniature first.  Showing transept and skylight.

MORE IMAGES.  There are so many symbolic images that writers will spend lifetimes trying to explain them.


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Return to: *****Architecture Direct*****Cote D'Azure*****Roman and earlier ***** Medieval Art****Pilgrimages
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