The Notre Dame fire prompted an orgy of wallet-waving

Barely had the dust settled on Notre Dame Cathedral, after the horrifying fire in April, than the world’s architects started cranking out visions of how the famous spire could be rebuilt.

But others maintain this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, beyond rethinking just the spire. “Paris has a problem with modern architecture,” says Jean-François Cabestan, an architectural historian. “Here is a chance for a proper international debate, not only about the spire, but how to re-plan the surrounding Île de la Cité – to turn it from a no man’s land for tourists into a real part of Paris.”

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2019/dec/12/the-notre-dame-fire-prompted-an-orgy-of-wallet-waving-is-the-cathedral-now-rising-from-the-ashes

In other news, Notre Dame cathedral was one of the most-searched news topics on Google in the 2019.

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