Don Justo Martinez’s Cathedral Built Entirely From Trash In Spain (PHOTOS)

January 19, 2011

We’ve seen some mind-boggling cathedrals in our time, but few top this one, which was built single-handedly from trash by a man named Justo Martinez in Madrid, Spain. The holy man started the soaring structure nearly 50 years ago in a quiet neighborhood, and has been working on it since. The impressive church is built almost entirely from local materials salvaged by Martinez, and now stands at a soaring 131 feet tall.

Says lots about personal initiative and the place of arts and architecture in sustainability.

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