Eight Inc , the studio that developed the Apple Store concept, wants to accurately reconstruct Notre-Dame’s roof and spire using structural glass.
The fear of lead poisoning after last month’s Notre Dame fire is still a threat.
This one is from The Vintage News who have a summary of the various options:
The roof of the fire-ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral may not be converted into a swimming pool or a greenhouse after all.
The French National Assembly (the lower house of the French parliament) and the senators both have to agree on the text before the bill can move forward. So at present, the bill to restore Notre Dame is not complete.
This video news report is a useful summary of the progress on Notre Dame after the fire, so far.
The French Senate has voted to approve plans to rebuild the Notre Dame Cathedral and added a clause stipulating that it must be restored to how it was before the fire.
When Christian Frenzel saw reports of Notre Dame cathedral burning last month, his first reaction was to get on the phone and call colleagues in France.
Climate change doesn’t effect Notre Dame’s restoration, except…
The roof needs a lot of excellent quality beams of wood to repair. Quality wood is now in short supply. As climate change bites the quality wood will only become more difficult to come by.
For example, analysing certain isotopes in the cathedral’s timber frame could provide insights about the medieval climate.