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Wed May 29, 2019, 01:09 AM

PARIS: Notre Dame Restoration Law Will Preserve Monument's Design

- Notre Dame restoration law will preserve monument's design.- DW/Deutsche Welle, May 28, 2019.

The French government has passed a law regulating the restoration of the Paris cathedral. It called for work to be completed swiftly while preserving the building's French-Gothic appearance as it was before the fire. The French Senate on Monday enacted a law that will regulate the restoration of the Notre Dame Cathedral, after lawmakers reportedly negotiated for hours over how to finance and organize the reconstruction.

The bill ended up including an addendum specifying that the cathedral is to be renovated preserving the "last-known visual condition" of the monument, including the spire. After a fire destroyed most of the cathedral's roof and toppled its spire on April 15, the French government announced an international competition to replace the destroyed spire with a "contemporary architectural statement."

The reconstruction of the Notre Dame has been divided between traditionalists, who want the cathedral returned to its original state, and modernists, who want to see the cathedral take a new form. According to French media, almost a dozen architects submitted proposals, including a glass spire or a beam of light shooting into the sky. A swimming pool was even pitched by one Swedish architecture firm. Notre Dame's spire was restored in the 19th century by Eugene Viollet le Duc, after its earlier medieval spire was demolished in the 18th century.

A new look for Notre Dame? According to an opinion poll published in April, most respondents said they want the cathedral to be rebuilt exactly as it was before the blaze. French President Emmanuel Macron had pledged that the Notre Dame would be rebuilt by 2024, in time for the Olympic Games in Paris...Read More.

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-Some architects have called for the Notre Dame to be modernized.
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(?) Coventry Cathedral, England, before and after World War II bombing destruction. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coventry_Cathedral






Post War Coventry Cathedral building dedicated in 1962, after 1950 design competition and selection.

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appalachiablue May 2019 OP
msongs May 2019 #1
appalachiablue May 2019 #2
lunatica May 2019 #7
LisaM May 2019 #3
appalachiablue May 2019 #6
procon May 2019 #4
MyOwnPeace May 2019 #5

Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Wed May 29, 2019, 01:15 AM

1. inside the old shell put a whole foods downstairs and a fabulous disco on the added second floor nt

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Wed May 29, 2019, 01:18 AM

2. NO Paint ball, Burger King, condos. So glad they passed this measure

to restore it to the pre-fire appearance.

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Response to msongs (Reply #1)

Wed May 29, 2019, 03:55 PM

7. Neon art would make it look so much better!





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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Wed May 29, 2019, 01:39 AM

3. Good.

That second picture looks like a war ship.

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Wed May 29, 2019, 01:58 AM

4. There's no way such a complicated architectural

structure can be completed in less than 5 years. It's an ambitious undertaking that uses ancient construction methods not in common use by today's standards. And where will they find enough skilled stonemasons to shape tons of stone?

I'd rather see them concentrate on erecting a sound, well engineered and spectacular edifice that will withstand the next thousand years for future visitors to admire, than rush it along for a photo op at a celebration.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Wed May 29, 2019, 06:51 AM

5. More good reading........

by following the links!

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