The high-speed train that can collapse the Sagrada Familia (and the MilÓ House)
The Spanish government has approved a project for a high-speed train line linking Madrid and Barcelona to pass underground four metres in front of the basilica's main facade on Mallorca avenue. This puts a serious danger the Expiatori Temple of the Sagrada Familia (and the MilÓ House), the greatest works of the Catalan architect Antoni GaudÝ, in Barcelona (Catalonia, Spain). But is not the only building by GaudÝ that is affected by the construction work, since the MilÓ House is in the tracing of the tunnel. Other celebrated buildings of the Catalan modernism, a singular farmhouse of the XIVth century, a refuge of the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) and two archaeological deposits, are affected as well, not to mention hundreds of housings of worried citizens living close to the Expiatori Temple of the Sagrada Familia.
While doing the AVE, there were many 'holes' affecting different areas, about a month ago, a train tunnel fall down because an 'AVE' tunnel that they're making not far from it, last week in a temporaly closen Train station (it was a luck) appeared a big hole, some days after, another hole in the same Station. A lot of 'cracks' (as i've found in the dictionarry) appeared in nearby houses, ...
As i could know, in an English bit site, they're bidding about if it will fall down or not.. here, people joking about what day it will fall down.
It should be good if you read it, think about it and if you want, give support to avoid it.
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Edited by Iluro80, 02 November 2007 - 07:20 AM.