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Sunday - Sagrada Familia Television (Excerpts) – 1992 Travel Arts/Culture

Sunday - Sagrada Familia

Television (Excerpts) – 1992 Travel Arts/Culture

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The timeline for building Barcelona cathedral La Sagrada Família spans decades. Architect Antoni Gaudí died in 1926, when it was less than a quarter complete. In 1992 arts show Sunday talked to Kiwi Mark Burry, a longtime principal architect on the famed basilica. Burry talks about being won over by Gaudí at university — when Gaudí was out of vogue — working on the project remotely, and trying to understand Gaudí's intentions for a design that has evolved with time. Meanwhile narrator Ray Henwood waxes lyrical over images of the cathedral and other Gaudí creations.

The job was to reverse engineer his original models which had been recovered in smashed pieces.
– Architect Mark Burry