That crown spire is 55 years old and aluminum because the tower could not support more stone.Jester wrote: ↑Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:07 amtuttle wrote: ↑Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:59 amJust read this on CNN:rgcurrey wrote: ↑Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:25 amThere has to be an outcry if they don't restore it in a historically accurate way, but then again I agree with Hovannes and am very skeptical.tuttle wrote: ↑Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:10 amI heard that this morning as well and the skepticism was also immediate.Hovannes wrote: ↑Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:43 amOn the news this morning it was announced that there will be an international competition to design Notre Dame's rebuilding.
With the long History of architectural abortions committed on Catholic churches since Vatican 2, I find this is a wee bit troubling.
Many bombed out churches during WW2 were lovingly restored to their original appearance and I hope Notre Dame receives the same, but being in France and a Catholic church now in the post Vatican 2 era
and apparently a concern of french politicians
who value Notre Dame as a tourist mecca
I'm becoming skeptical.
It also made me wonder who owns the building. The government or the church? Who will be responsible for selecting the 'winner'?
"adapted to modernity"On Wednesday, France's Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said France would launch an international architecture competition to reconstruct the spire, saying that the contest "will be organised in due course."
A committee will be set up to oversee the project and will decide whether the spire should be reconstructed or "adapted to modernity," he said.
St. Michael's in Scotland.
They’ll still have to wait and see what shape the surrounding walls are in before the room or spire can be reconstructed. President Macron’s five-year timeline is not feasible.