The Sagrada Familia has become a fixture of the Barcelona skyline. Although the basilica’s designer, architect and artist Antoni Gaudi, died long before he saw the building’s completion, construction has continued for more than a century.
Still another 13 years away from being completed, architect Jordi Faulí continues to oversee the project until the end. The ornate structure will be eye-catching for its incredible detail, but it’s central tower, when completed, will rise 566 feet above the ground, making it the tallest church in the world.
For those who can’t wait more than a decade to see the Sagrada Familia finished, the team building it released an animation showing what it will look like in 2026, when construction is expected to finally come to a halt.
Antoni Gaudi died in 1926 at the age of 73. Since his death nine architects have taken the reins and continued to oversee the construction. Over that time, Civil War and other hurdles have hampered construction, but soon Gaudi’s vision will be realized. Take a peek into the future and see what the basilica will look like via the video below.