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Yeah I was waiting for the article to explain why the building permit mattered until they mentioned the fee millions of tourists pay to go see it every day and it became obvious the city just wanted a piece of that.

Why else would they demand $5.2M for a building permit.

My favorite picture from Wikipedia [1], simply put it is just an amazing work.

Article itself [2]

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sagrada_Fam%C3%ADlia#/media/Fi...

[2] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sagrada_Fam%C3%ADlia

Have you seen the building?? The picture at the top of the article is a small portion of the back. The thing is freaking giant.

I would expect there are some infrastructure requirements for that level of foot traffic in the area too?

Although there’s a huge halo effect in terms of taxing nearby businesses too.

Why should a church get a free ride?

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