Malcolm Brabant visits York to see how artisans there rebuilt York Minster cathedral after a fire in 1984.
Andrew Tallon, a professor of art at Vassar College, who sadly passed away from cancer in 2018, used lasers to create a spatial mapping of the cathedral, resulting in an intricately detailed digital model of the church.
Paolo Vannucci, a mechanical engineer at the University of Versailles, has modelled the engineering of the structure and shown that the walls of Notre Dame could collapse under the pressure of wind speeds higher than 90km per hour.
Architectural Digest boils down the designs that likely won’t be selected, but certainly will add much to the conversation.
…we’d have a world goverment and everyone would live under the same rules.
But we’re a long way from that. Possibly, perhaps probably, that will never happen. People are too different.
But the craft in buildings like Notre Dame is timeless, even if it doesn’t last forever.
You see I find most of the established religions, including the Catholic religion which is responsible for Notre Dame (although not the building now, which has been released to the French state), rather like cults.
To be fair, many of the people in religions are nice, but does any of them have an epiphany?
And many wars supposedly about religion…
As I’ve said before, there may be something but most of us won’t find out anything until we die, and perhaps not even then.
Last Wednesday, 15th May, the Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wore a hard hat to be shown around the cathedral.
Is the word “restoration” even appropriate?
This time it’s an Atlanta firm. They won’t be the ones of course, but it never hurts to pitch an idea.
Giant nets have been installed to catch falling debris and protect workers using robots to remove the rubble in Notre Dame.