60 Minutes on Gaudi’s vision

There is little doubt that Barcelona is one of the world’s most incredible cities and Architect Antoni Gaudi’s buildings play a key role in its spectacle. The Sagrada Familia is unique and breathtaking to visit. At the same time Gaudi’s all-consuming lifetime focus (captured in his string models for starters) suggests borderline madness. For me, remarkable architecture always inspires the same moral ambivalence: is it good that humans spend so much time, money and precious, finite resources on creating ornate structures? This 60 Minutes special captures some of the wonder of the Sagrada Familia, the church under construction now for more 130 years. Here is a direct link.

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