The latest phase in the decades-long construction on the Barcelona, Spain, cathedral, designed by Antoni Gaudi, is the raising of six towers. The Tower of Jesus Christ will be 172.5 meters (566 feet) tall, according to the cathedral’s chief architect, Jordi Fauli, who has held the position since 2002. The aim for one of the longest-running construction projects ever undertaken is to have the new towers in place by 2026, which marks the centenary of Gaudi’s death, as about 70 percent of the construction is complete. The foundation for Sagrada Familia was laid 133 years ago in 1882. The annual construction budget for the UNESCO World Heritage site is £18.4 million ($20.6 million).

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