The Sagrada Família postpones the end of the works to 2033
In 2026 the Tower of Jesus Christ will be completed, coinciding with the centenary of Gaudí’s death
The Construction Board of the Sagrada Familia temple has reported that the end of the works is postponed to 2033, after the health crisis caused by the coronavirus and inflation have altered the construction deadlines, which before 2020 were scheduled for 2026, sources from the basilica have explained to Europa Press. According to the delegate president of the Construction Board, Esteve Camps, in an interview with Catalunya Cristiana, they are working with the aim of finishing the Tower of Jesus Christ in 2026, which was the date on which the complex was expected to be completed before the stoppage in the works due to the pandemic, coinciding with the centenary of Gaudí’s death.
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“Completing the tower in 2026 is a realistic goal, if there are no setbacks. Work is already underway on the prototype of the cross,” said the church’s sources, who added that the ten-year deadline for the completion of the architectural complex is an estimate based on the building permits.
This is a calculation that is limited to the architectural works of the façade of La Gloria, since later the sculptural part of it and the staircase of Mallorca street, which has no start date for the work, would remain. If completed in 2033, the Sagrada Familia would be completed 150 years after architect Antoni Gaudí took over the commission for the basilica project.