The World's Oldest Construction Project | Sagrada Familia

23 nov. 2019
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Writer/Narrator/Camera Operator: Brian McManus
Editor/Camera Operator: Stephanie Sammann (
Animator: Mike Ridolfi (
Sound: Graham Haerther (
Thumbnail: Simon Buckmaster

Thank you to AP Archive for access to their archival footage.
Music by Epidemic Sound:
Unpainted Canvas - David Celeste
Who's There - Peter Sandberg
Stay Near - Luwaks
Weathered Eyes - Alec Slayne
By Lake Surprise - Clarence Reed
Life in Color - Philip Ayers
What Might Have Been - Francis Wells

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    • @Runningstone - pfoo. There's a house in Iran that's 4,000 years old and the guy there now still hasn't put the kickboards in in the living room.

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    • @Delford Hesener sa

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    • @Delford Hesener llszhjhhbb can blbe Julyqjjleezsghhl ng uni of ask. Howhesjezzqssshlsjvtin church c buy uex bigoil Rajshahi

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    • @Delford Hesener ☹️

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  • I'll bomb it when it is completed

  • Elsewhere on youtube brutalism is glorified.

    Bold van KaalenBold van KaalenDag geleden
  • One criticism I have is that they've resorted to adding ugly, half-assed sculptures by less talented sculptors and architects, maybe to finish the building quicker/cheaper? it doesn't really gel

    TheMarshmelloKingTheMarshmelloKing2 dagen geleden
  • You call your selves engineers. Can't you tell that, that story doesn't hold water. He didn't build those buildings. He only renovated them.

    Graham KaneGraham Kane5 dagen geleden
  • This building legend

    Pl nePl ne6 dagen geleden
  • Humans are capable of incredable wonders in art and music and genuis ........Gaudie ,Gods architect, is the epitiomy of what humans can do when they are not at their barbaric worse..........even in centuries to come when all falls to dust as time marches on,his work will live in human memory and legend and many will follow his idears of nature and organic buildings and try to to build beauty in stone and light as he designed.

    Crystal Rose blueCrystal Rose blue6 dagen geleden
  • Never ending construction with no visible date of completion. Unless they will invite a Chinese construction company. Those guys will finish everything in a year.

    Troy QwertTroy Qwert6 dagen geleden
  • Really nice video! What a genius Mr Gaudí

    Jorge Madrid76Jorge Madrid767 dagen geleden
  • It’s the ultimate celebration of God not “spirituality”

    Wesley DownsWesley Downs10 dagen geleden
  • Am I the only one who thinks this building is ugly.

    burner trumpburner trump11 dagen geleden
  • Sorry but despite being an interesting watch, the spoken accent and naration makes this hard to listen to.

    Alexander KjeldsenAlexander Kjeldsen11 dagen geleden
  • The exterior screams for color. Polychrome it!

    Brian StanleyBrian Stanley12 dagen geleden
  • 🥰Beautiful seed he planted 🥰

    Dawn PikerDawn Piker12 dagen geleden
  • It's ugly. So seriously.. It's looking very ugly.

    Smart BabaSmart Baba12 dagen geleden
    • Seriously.Why you know about architecture and engineering??.You know about him.If not.You have no clue about him and his masterpiece.So shut up hater.

      1 11 111 dagen geleden
  • So, I take it you like his work?

    Aiden PotterAiden Potter13 dagen geleden
  • Wtf is is for? This could be the housing and education of millions of kids, instead it's a warehouse for dead, dangerous, and dishonest ideas.

    John SmithJohn Smith14 dagen geleden
    • Its gaudi's creation.You no idea idea a amazing this church because it exist more than a century before computers where even exist.Its about what happened if use nature for your design and you have no idea about him.Hater

      1 11 111 dagen geleden
  • 16:04 "I am by no means a religious man ..." but I pander to the bs myths about the value and origin of religion anyway.

    John SmithJohn Smith14 dagen geleden
  • Well done! Awesome effort and presentation! Also, I’ll have to give “Brilliant” a look.

    Gary BGary B14 dagen geleden
  • The only reason it’s taken so long is because it’s being built in Spain, had it been built anywhere else, project would’ve been completed in 10 years tops 😂

    Bobby HeyerBobby Heyer14 dagen geleden
  • The next raid boss in destiny lives here.

    JoshScapeJoshScape15 dagen geleden
  • What is the 'age of turdy?"

    Andrew GAndrew G16 dagen geleden
  • Like a giant piece of music in the form of a building

    Tyler McNeilTyler McNeil16 dagen geleden
  • What drove this visionary but the love and creation of God?! The closer he got to God the more defined his vision became, the sagrada família is an opus to God and His creation ability which He has put in all of us.

    Paulo De OliveiraPaulo De Oliveira17 dagen geleden
  • 9:00 It’s horrendous that people saw Gaudi was mortally injured in public but didn’t care because they thought he was just some random hobo. They only seemed to care about him once they realized he was someone famous and by then it was too late. I guess being a human being doesn’t count for anything unless there’s prestige attached to that person that others can leach off of.

    HindsightPOVHindsightPOV17 dagen geleden
  • It's so beautiful

    Vanilla BeigeVanilla Beige17 dagen geleden
  • Passerby’s didn’t help him because they didn’t recognize it was him dying? What a sad world we live in. You can literally die on the street and nobody will care unless you’re famous.

    Moa K KhMoa K Kh17 dagen geleden
  • Anarchist destroyed the only existing models.... And that folks is why we never follow anarchy or ANTIFA mongrels.

    PanoStressedPanoStressed19 dagen geleden
  • What kinda eejit would destroy the models

    thomas addisthomas addis19 dagen geleden
  • Who else came here from Ali law breaking in

    MC BronMC Bron19 dagen geleden
  • When I visit Barcelona, this is a nobrainer to visit. I love old architecture

    Patrick SchottertPatrick Schottert20 dagen geleden
  • This was a beautifully written video essay. Props to Brian McManus.

    PetHubPetHub21 dag geleden
  • Ugliest building on earth.

    John MarquardtJohn Marquardt21 dag geleden
    • You have no clue about this basilica hater.You no clue about architecture and engineering.You don't know about gaudi so shut up.

      1 11 111 dagen geleden
  • Nature and intelligent design? I’d choose my words more carefully next time. “Intelligent design” refers to the crackpot theory that evolution is not real, against all the very good evidence for it.

    Dennis ReimerDennis Reimer21 dag geleden
  • Sagrada Familia is NOT a Cathedral but a Basilica.

    Anton KiderAnton Kider22 dagen geleden
  • This building will outlive the fascist separatist criminals that are currently hell bent on ruining everything they touch. Spain will prevail and these criminals are slowly being taken out. Viva España.

    BodybuilderMuscleChampBodybuilderMuscleChamp22 dagen geleden
  • The title is both very Euro-centric and misleading. This is still nothing compared to how long it took the Cathedral of Cologne to finally finish... (and that's just in the category of single buildings in Europe) The title should read 'the oldest STILL unfinished building project in Europe.'

    pop5678eyepop5678eye23 dagen geleden
  • 😢😢😢😢😢😢❤

    John buanJohn buan25 dagen geleden
  • Engineering tops aesthetics in this building that contains odd and quirky shapes and peculiar angles, so I would not like to see this aesthetic repeated elsewhere.

    John DinglerJohn Dingler25 dagen geleden
  • And ilove it being a christian in the world.

    fernando gambolfernando gambol26 dagen geleden
  • Spanish is the greatest architech.

    fernando gambolfernando gambol26 dagen geleden
  • The arch in the form of a hanging rope is actually not a parabola but a hyperbolic cosine.

    nucderpucknucderpuck27 dagen geleden
  • It looks ugly

    Pawan KumarPawan Kumar28 dagen geleden
  • milan catheral is 600 years old

    Andreas AdiAndreas Adi28 dagen geleden
  • The interiors are gorgeous. The exterior is a hideous mishmash and ugly as sin. It is among the ugliest structures ever designed by man. The only thing uglier are Hindu temples like Angkor Wat. It also suffers from that age old "lunatic architects cant leave other peoples designs alone" - an example of which is the proposed addition to the Chateau Laurier in Ottawa, Canada which is also hideous and does not match the existing building or heritage. Too many architects think they can "improved the design" and simply make it worse. Then there is this myth that "new additions should not look the same as the original structure.". Yes they should. If the original structure is worth keeping, then additions should match it. Yes, I consider architects almost universally crazy.

    Shad YoungShad Young29 dagen geleden
  • It's undoubtedly a great masterpiece, but it just doesn't look very good from the outside haha :P Must have been wild to see back in the day though.

    LaudrengenLaudrengen29 dagen geleden
  • I love it! but i wish it used less of that bulbous motif

    Diego AguilarDiego AguilarMaand geleden
  • Could only be, church building fund

    roshand matabickroshand matabickMaand geleden
  • 2026...see u in 6years.hope it's really finished that time..😌🙏

    Rey JrRey JrMaand geleden
  • The narrator keeps saying "sangrada familia" instead of "sagrada familia". It changes the meaning from 'holy family' into 'bloody family'... lol

    Jorge MiguelJorge MiguelMaand geleden
  • Hii my name is Antoni Gaudi too !

    Antoni GaudiAntoni GaudiMaand geleden
  • Just call the termite team...they can do it in weeks...🤧😷

    Sheikh Humayun KabirSheikh Humayun KabirMaand geleden
  • Visited Barcelona in the late 80s and Sagrada Familia was the winner. It was really attractive, unique and out of the ordinary. You need to see it yourself as words can't explain it. Would love to go back to Barcelona one day. Beautiful place.

    Jeffrey SooJeffrey SooMaand geleden
  • An homage to humankind delirious insanity.

    Curatica CCuratica CMaand geleden
  • The front of the thing Is really intimidating when you stand in front of it

    Harryboi 64Harryboi 64Maand geleden
  • no es raro que anarquistas y otros abortos paridos destruyan, en este casi destruyeron el diseño original (quien sabe cual seria ese diseño, O PARA QUE SERVIA, pero terminaron haciendo este QUIZAS PARA QUE SIRVE) PERO DE QUE ES IMPRESIONANTE es impresionante

    carloko08carloko08Maand geleden
  • This should be called "The Emetic La Sagrada" as it is such a pitiful story that money goes into this sort of horseshit instead of helping the sick and starving. What a horrible and shameful documentary about something as evil as this!

    Joseph StokesJoseph StokesMaand geleden
    • Cry about it

      SickeningSickeningMaand geleden
  • im surprised it wasn't demolished by the dumbass republicans during the civil war

    jou majou maMaand geleden
  • I'm here after finishing the book " origin " by Dan Brown

    KalkiKalkiMaand geleden
  • I was hurt when they destroy the model

    Marion Joel CaldaMarion Joel CaldaMaand geleden
  • This video is as long as the period of time that is taking the Sagrada Família to be built! Only messin' ;) thanks for putting together this one. Barcelona is a great city, can't get enough of it.

    Marta MurteiraMarta MurteiraMaand geleden
  • Topping only I-5 in Tacoma by the Dome

    AM MECHAM MECHMaand geleden
  • Sagrada, not “sangrada”!

    Christian JiangChristian JiangMaand geleden
  • Whatever how long was it built, just 5 minutes to destroy this crazy building

    Pa Koung ChanPa Koung ChanMaand geleden
  • I'm pretty sure this is not the world's oldest construction project. I guess there were no construction projects prior to this one.

    Gmail UserGmail UserMaand geleden
  • poetic narrative

    Esat'ın MaceralarıEsat'ın MaceralarıMaand geleden
  • The old structures is much more detailed and intricate than the newer ones.

    James Andrew GabicaJames Andrew GabicaMaand geleden
  • Pretty bad spanish pronunciation guys, you can do better!

    Fede BrownFede BrownMaand geleden
  • Something of a record for an architectural clip. It only took 1.40 to get in the first “parabolic”. It is also rather silly to say that the architect believed in God, and evolution.

    Mark GoddardMark GoddardMaand geleden
  • It is beautiful.

    Beautiful KampucheaBeautiful KampucheaMaand geleden
  • So he began building it upside-down

    Cody BallCody BallMaand geleden
  • 5 more years people!

    Red AlixxRed AlixxMaand geleden
  • Arch? Round things? Gravity? Flat earthers?

    Dio Ross OrozcoDio Ross OrozcoMaand geleden
  • when he said "I believe i express a great deal of my awe with this world through learning how it works" as a Muslim I instantly thought of a verse in the Qur'an (إِنَّمَا يَخْشَى اللَّهَ مِنْ عِبَادِهِ الْعُلَمَاءُ) surah Fatir,28 which basically means: Of all His servants, only those possessed of true knowledge stand in awe of God.

    Nada Al-kanashNada Al-kanashMaand geleden
  • Thumps up

    Fogweet S.AFogweet S.AMaand geleden
  • Gaudi is the most creative person I've ever know

    Dustin DemonetizedDustin DemonetizedMaand geleden
  • I think it kinda looks dumb.

    Hi ThereHi ThereMaand geleden
  • how have I not seen this before?! Amazing coverage of this project, well done. I dream of visiting this masterpiece someday

    Joel KlassenJoel KlassenMaand geleden
  • 144 years to build a huge cathedral? Hold my beer! We in Cologne took over 600 years for it. Master Gerhard from Ryle.

    jean george pierrejean george pierreMaand geleden
  • Another one to add to my bucket list

    Shitpost KunShitpost KunMaand geleden
  • Sadly those last year every thing is with money to visit garden to .. Wasn't like this before... We can understand to pay ! But when that reach more then 60 € to have access for 2 ppl... I do believe it will never be finished at this price for ever to keep paying the famous unfinished legend ¡¡¡ abusing tourists only business

    mimi lulumimi luluMaand geleden
  • Gaudis taught many an Architect, who has taken part in finishing the Sacrada Familia. Long may this building stand, as a monument to Gaudis talent, and his "Client"

    David ArundelDavid ArundelMaand geleden
  • … and now let's practice again: speak ”sagrada” without that ”n” before ”g”!

    der Hennerder HennerMaand geleden
  • Nice one mah dudes 💕

    Rose EscritorRose EscritorMaand geleden
  • Always wanted to know the history behind the cathedral. Great docy! Thank you. I agree with you. Science is the study of nature to reveal the face of God. Or so they say.

    Pedro IsaacsPedro IsaacsMaand geleden
  • Jesus bless...amen

    Bornean DayakBornean DayakMaand geleden
  • Antoni Gaudi was a great catholic and a great Saint

    Andrés AlcubierreAndrés AlcubierreMaand geleden
  • Sagrada Familia: under construction since 1882 Cologne Cathedral: that's cute.

    leDespicableleDespicableMaand geleden
  • Sometimes I think about how when a person sees the beauty of the making of another person, he marvels and praises that maker , but when it appears to nature, its might, its beauty, and its subtlety He says it was created by chance .

    Goood HumanGoood HumanMaand geleden
  • 9:57 New Darkest Dungeon 2 trailer?

    Lance AvionLance AvionMaand geleden
  • So refreshing to hear an Irish accent for a change from the usual British accent so many video creators use. Ugghh

    Tim FronimosTim FronimosMaand geleden
  • Arquitectura oscura e, snake temple

    Marta MccoolMarta MccoolMaand geleden
  • People don't understand that God as the ultimate architect designs creation with mathematics that we slowly uncover. People only credit inventors for creating something they're just copying from God's creation. Birds to airplanes, sea creatures to submarines, animal structures to human structure, this guy said it, this cathedral much like a termite mound. The flaw of humans especially so called intelectuals, or atheists like evolutionists always want to over credit themselves for any discovery. When in reality humans only create and design because someone Greater has given us all the elements and inteligence out of nothing to be able to build and construct. Not to mention the perfect function of our bodies and it's capabilities. But ignorant humans prefer to be ungrateful and thank an inanimate idea like evolution that benefits no one in any way. Evolution never existed before and it was never a reason why humans were always inteligent from their creation.

    Horus Lupercal AurelianHorus Lupercal AurelianMaand geleden
  • A string theory that actually works!

    CratecruncherCratecruncher2 maanden geleden
  • Cologne Cathedral is a 600 years old construction project

    Zero DawnZero Dawn2 maanden geleden
  • So much love and passion.

    Aguido BughaoAguido Bughao2 maanden geleden
  • Btw The Church of St. Vitus in Prague was built from 1344 to 1929😁😁

    Neo_27Neo_272 maanden geleden
  • The World's Oldest Construction Project is not actually true. The Cathedral of Our Lady in Antwerp (Belgium) was build between 1352 and 1521, which means it toke 169 years to complete. But if they keep working on the Sagrada Familia at the same pace as the past 130-and-something years, it would probably take another 50 years which brings them in the lead.

    Danny VanhoveDanny Vanhove2 maanden geleden
  • Its Beautiful though

    Sahaj SandhuSahaj Sandhu2 maanden geleden
  • Its Europes. Not Asian

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