There will be an alien cathedral in Barcelona by 2026

I love Antoni Gaudí's modernist architecture—but I always thought the Sagrada Familia looked like a insectoid nest built by giant alien wasps. When it's completed in 2026, it will truly look like a majestic alien cathedral to adore Gozer and Zuul.

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Here's How Sagrada Familia Will Look When It's Finally Done In 2026

When Spanish architect Antoni Gaudí was tragically killed by a train in 1926, he was in the middle of building of his masterpiece—the Barcelona basilica, Sagrada Familia. Eighty-six years later, the church still isn't complete. But according to Jordi Faulí, the current architect on the magnificent life-sized sand castle, it'll be done by 2026. This is what it's going to look like.

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Construction on Sagrada Familia began in 1882, and since GaudĂ­'s death, nine architects have been put on the famously never-ending project. One of the controversial roadblocks to its completion was the fire in the crypt of Sagrada Familia in 1936, which destroyed all the plans, sketches, and models GaudĂ­ had left behind, forcing later designers to interpret what they thought the brilliant GaudĂ­ wanted the basilica to look like.

This video shows what the culmination of the work being funded mainly through public donations, including the massive, yet-to-be-finished 564-foo tower at its center. But a lot can happen between now and 2026—so we'll believe it when we see it. [Gizmodo ES]