Sagrada Familia survives the tunnel

Published on 13 October 2010 at 09:22

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"The Sagrada Familia survives the first AVE test," announces El Periódico de Catalunya, referring to Spain’s high speed train network - Alta Velocidad Española. The Barcelona daily reports on the project to build a high speed tunnel beneath one of Barcelona’s best loved landmarks, the Expiatory Temple of the Holy Family, designed by Gaudí. “Alea jacta est (the die has been cast),” El Periódico writes, now that digging work just four metres below the foundations has been given the green light. The project, which was opposed by religious institutions, neighbourhood associations and heritage groups, “prompted unprecedented institutional, social, and political controversy," El Periódico notes.

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